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Mama Ruby - Canning Dill Pickles

Updated on July 26, 2013

How to Make Old Fashioned Canning Dill Pickles - Pickling cucumbers and pickle facts and so much more!

This lens is about the art of pickling cucumbers! I feature a recipe from my mother's collection of recipes. Her dill pickles are popular treats for all kinds of church and family outings. Many folks have ask her for her recipe on famous and delicious old fashioned dill pickles. Mom asked me to share this recipe with the Squidoo family.

I hope you enjoy this treat. I have also included many other dill pickle links and resources.

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Mama Ruby and her old fashioned Dill Pickle Recipe

Canning Dill Pickles

Old Fashioned Dill Pickles

    1 garlic bulb
    Alum size of small pea
    1 sprig dill
    1/2 c non-iodized salt
    1 qt. vinegar (5% solution)
    2 qt. water
    (add 1 pepper if desired)


    Mix ingredients. Heat and bring to rolling boil.
    Fill the jar with small pickling cucumbers. Pour mixture over pickles.

    Seal immediately with new lids and turn upside down and cover with a towel.

    If jars do not seal, pour vinegar back into pot, boil again and repeat sealing procedure. until jars do seal.

    Place in a dark place or covered with towel and do not open for 6 weeks.

    P.S.  Mixture will make three quarts.  You can store liquid mixture leftovers and use it later.

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    • Wbisbill LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Barbara Isbill 

      5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @Melissa Miotke: Thanks for the visit!

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      Melissa Miotke 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I'm pregnant right now so these sound extra yummy:)

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      6 years ago

      yum! when I was growing up my parents use to can pickles, thanks for the memories.

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      nightbear lm 

      7 years ago

      Great recipe, the two boys in the video were adorable. Blessed by an angel on the I love this word quest.

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      7 years ago

      nice recipe of pickles....

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      10 years ago

      I have eaten Mama Ruby's dill pickle - great recipe!

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      10 years ago

      I made 12 quarts of dill pickles one time when my kids were young. The recipe sounded great, borrowed from an older lady who knew what a nice crunchy dill was. Only problem is I thought you could eat one of the pickles a few hours later. How do you spell TERRIBLE? I thought I'd messed up, and i threw out all twelve jars, only to find out later that dills have to sit and let all those goodies soak into them for flavor. Mine were all vinagery, like Aunt Bea's on Mayberry RFD.

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      10 years ago

      my mouth is watering now for a pickles. :) love your lens!

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      10 years ago

      Excellent Lens. I like the quality insight you have provided here about Mama Ruby and Her Old Fashioned Dill Pickles – How to Make Dill Pickles -Pickling Cucumbers-Pickle Facts. Keep up the good work.

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      10 years ago

      Looks delicious - a pickle lover!


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