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3 Day Sun Pickles Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Author: Mindi with iSaveA2Z.com


  • 1 large onion cut up
  • 1-3 garlic cloves peeled
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 3/4 cup of pickling salt
  • 3/4 cup of vinegar
  • 1 bunch of fresh dill
  • about 20 pickle cucumbers this depends on how large the cucumbers are that you get. You'll need enough to fill your jar.


  • Mix water, pickling salt and vinegar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and boil for five minutes.
  • Set to the side and cool for about 5 minutes, or until luke warm.
  • In a large gallon sized jar, place dill, cut onion, peeled garlic and cucumbers. Place cucumber last, and fill the jar.
  • Pour warm mixture into the jar and put the lid on.
  • Set jar outside in the sun for 3 days.
  • After three days, open the jar and test a pickle. If it is to your liking, place the jar in the fridge. This will keep the pickles crunchy.


This can also be broken up into quart size jars for easier use. I suggest using 1 garlic clove and 1-2 sprigs of dill for each smaller jar. We also buy the larger pickling cucumbers so they can be cut into spears and or sliced (for hamburgers).