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Pickling with Lemon Juice

July 29, 2019
1 Ratings
Photo by Limitless Allergies
  • Prep time 12 hours
  • Cook time 2 hours
  • Makes 6
Author Notes

Vinegar Free Sweet Dill Pickles with Lemon Juice. —Limitless Allergies

What You'll Need
  • 4 pounds pickling cucumbers
  • ice
  • 4 cups salt water - 1/2 cup pickling salt dissolved in 4 cups water
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup pickling salt
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 6 heads fresh dill
  • 10 teaspoons mixed pickle spice
  • 4 cups bottled lemon juice
  1. Day Before Wash the cucumbers.
  2. Layer ice in a glass or stainless steel container and then add cucumbers.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup pickling salt with 4 cups water and pour over the cucumbers. Add additional water to cover the cucumbers if needed.
  4. Add water to a freezer bag and place on top of the cucumbers to keep them submerged. Leave in a cool dry place or in the fridge for at least 12 hours or overnight.
  5. Preserving Day Fill canner pot with water and bring to boil.
  6. In a seperate bowl add hot water. Take off the lids of 6 jars and add to the water.
  7. Once the water in the canner starts boiling, place the jars in the canner. Cover jars with water and heat to a simmer (180°F/82°C). Keep them hot until you use them.
  8. Drain and cut the cucumbers into spears or slices. Peel and slice the onions. Peel the garlic.
  9. Combine lemon juice, water, sugar and pickling salt in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  10. Take the jars out of the canner. Add cucumbers, onions, a garlic pod and either a head of fresh dill or 2 teaspoon of pickling mix in each jar.
  11. Now add the pickling liquid to the jars, up to 1 cm of the rim. Now screw the lids.
  12. Place the jars back in the canner and make sure at least an inch of water is covering the jars. Cover with lid. Bring to boil and continue to boil for 10 minutes.
  13. After the processing time remove the lid and let it stand for 5 mins. Then take the jars out and rest them on a protected worksurface and leave them undisturbed for 24 hours

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2 Reviews

Tyghe August 2, 2019
The lemon juice isn't in the ingredients! Don't know how much to use.
Limitless A. August 8, 2019
4 cups