10 June 2011

Grandma Daisy's Dill Pickles-Family Recipe Friday

My grandmother, Daisy Graf Fredricks, grew up on a farm and lived most of her life on a farm.  She use to make these dill pickles.  Here is the recipe written as given to me.

3 quarts water
1 quart vinegar
1 cup coarse salt
1 tablespoon alum

Mix all together and bring to a boil.  Let boil for few minutes.  Pour over pickles which have been washed.  Put sprig of dill in bottom of jar.  Pack pickles in jar with sprig of dill on top.  Pour hot liquid over pickles and seal.  This recipe is for quart jars.
I haven't tried to make these as I don't can anymore.  I did when I was first married.  It seems easier to just buy it now.  Although, nothing is better than fresh from the garden home canned food.


  1. You know I love it would you mention your Grandmother Daisy. (love the name, it makes me smile) This post also made me smile, my Mother made these pickles every year. I seem to remember that she used large cucumbers, mainly at end of the season.

  2. I do a lot of canning during the summer...I'll have to try this...never done pickles before. Thanks Brenda

  3. Yes, Daisy is a great name!

    Mary, I hope you enjoy them.

    Brenda (for some reason I can't post under my name)