Hot Garlic Pickles

Hot Garlic Pickles

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 15 min
  • Serving: Makes 6 pints

These homemade pickles have just the right spicy and garlicky blend of flavor. Top on your favorite sandwich for a zesty kick.


  • 3 pounds small pickling cucumbers, well rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup pickling salt
  • 6 hot Thai red chile peppers
  • 12 cloves of garlic, cut in halfv
  • 6 tablespoons dillseeds


  1. Slice the pickles into 1/4 to 1/2-inch slices and then loosely pack into hot sterilized glass canning jars leaving 1/2-inch of space from the top of the jar. Add 1 Thai pepper and 2 cloves of garlic to each jar and then sprinkle in 1 teaspoon of dillseed.
  2. Place the water, vinegar, sugar and pickling salt into a large pot and bring the mixture to a rolling boil.
  3. Once boiling, pour the mixture into the jars with the pickles, leaving 1/2-inch of space from the top, and then place in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the jars from the canner and place in a cool, dry area for 1 week.

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