The best homemade pickles recipe that is made in the refrigerator with a sweet and tangy pickle juice, garlic, and dill.
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Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe

Refrigerator Dill Pickles are a quick, easy, and delicious quick pickles recipe!  Learn how to make the BEST homemade pickled cucumber recipe that is slightly sweet, a little tangy, and has a drink-worthy juice that is absolutely addicting!

Course lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 41 kcal
Author London


  • cup distilled white vinegar
  • cup water
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic whole
  • 1 tsp. peppercorns
  • 1 pinch red pepper
  • 3 dill sprigs
  • 4-5 cocktail cucumbers cut into 4 spears


  1. Add vinegar, water, salt, and sugar to a medium-sized pot or sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Place garlic cloves, peppercorns, red pepper flake, and dill sprigs in the bottom of a 16-oz. mason jar.

  4. Add cucumber spears to the jar in a vertical orientation. Pour vinegar solution over cucumbers and add additional water as needed to completely cover the cucumbers.
  5. Refrigerate pickles at least overnight or up to 3-4 days for the best results. Pickles will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 months and will slowly lose their crispness after that.

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Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Refrigerator Dill Pickles Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 41 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 244mg11%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 325IU7%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.