Dill Pickles-Low Sodium

Posted by: pwhayes 06-25-99 6:53 PM

Dill Pickles-Low Sodium

4 lb. (3- to 5-inch) pickling cucumbers
6 cups vinegar (5% acidity)
6 cups sugar
2 tbsp. canning or pickling salt
1-l/2 tsp. celery seed
1-l/2 tsp. mustard seed
2 large onions, thinly sliced
8 heads fresh dill

Wash cucumbers. Cut l/l6-inch slice off blossom end and discard. Cut cucumbers in l/4-inch slices.

Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, celery and mustard seeds in large saucepan. Bring mixture to boiling.

Place 2 slices of onion and l dill head in each pint jar. Fill hot jars with cucumber slices, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Add l slice of onion and l head dill on top. Pour hot pickling solution over cucumbers, leaving l/4-inch headspace.Adjust lids and process.

Yield: About 8 pints.

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