How To Make Homemade Dill Pickles

By: Sheila Reynolds

There is just something about homemade pickles that make them taste so much better. Here is a simple homemade dill pickle recipe that is very easy to do and taste amazing. You add in some unique ingredients to this base if you are feeling extra creative.


  • 6 pickling cucumbers, cut into spears
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. sugar
  • 1 tbs. white peppercorns 
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced in half
  • Several sprigs of fresh dill


  1. Combine the water, vinegar, salt, and sugar in a bowl, whisking until the salt and sugar dissolve. 
  2. Place the cucumber spears and dill in a large resealable jar. Add the peppercorns and garlic. Pour the vinegar mixture over it. Refrigerate for 12 hours and then serve. Pickles will last for up to a month in the fridge.