My Mom’s Pickle Recipes

Last week my mom shared with me Ree Drummond’s “Quick Pickling 101” recipe.

Yesterday I asked her to also share her own 1-day pickle recipes that she’s had forever. Here is my “translation” of her 30yo handwritten notes:

Sun Dills


  • 1 gallon jar’s worth sliced cucumber
  • 2-3 stalks fresh dill
  • 3-4 head garlic
  • 1-1/3 c. water
  • 2/3 c. white vinegar (to fill jar)
  • 1/8 c. pickling salt
  • pinch alum


Fill 1 gallon jar with ingredients. Cover and set in full sun for 2 full days. Refrigerate to crisp.

Dorthy’s Cucumbers with Sour Cream


  • Peel and slice raw cucumbers and put in jar.
  • Fill jar half full of cider vinegar and top off with water.
  • Add peppers, sugar, and plenty of salt to taste.
  • Let marinade for 1-2 hours (recommend overnight).
  • Drain and refill with half & half or sour cream.





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