Homemade Pickling Spice Recipe

A homemade Pickling Spice recipe to make refrigerator pickles, overnight pickles, canned pickles, and more! This simple recipe will take you less than 10 minutes.

A simple homemade pickling spice recipe to make refrigerator pickles, overnight pickles, canned pickles and more!

Simplest Pickling Spice Recipe

This recipe might not be one that you make tomorrow, but when you are in the middle of making pickles (the canned kind or the simple refrigerator kind) and you run out of pickling spice (or your little store doesn’t carry it), this might just come in handy. I’m here to save the day, friends, one pickle at a time.

I am pickle crazy, if you haven’t noticed. I love normal canned pickles, overnight pickles, pickled peppers, and pickled hot peppers. Heck, I’ve even been getting into fermented pickles, and they are amazing (is that something you would want to know more about too??). All of them are so great in my opinion, and I’m here to get you excited about making pickles, too.

In the world of homemade pickles, pickling spice is essentially just a blend of spices that you use to season your pickles. It’s what makes a good pickle taste like a good pickle!

What is pickling spice made of?

I make mine from a mix of black peppercorns, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, dill seed, allspice berries, bay leaves, and optional crushed red pepper flakes. Some recipes include cinnamon, but it’s not my favorite in it, so I don’t include it. 

 

What recipes do you use pickling spice in?

I have a few pickle recipes that I LOVE and make often. Here’s the list:

The fun part about those recipes is that you can reuse the brine! I just toss in more cucumbers when we’ve eaten through the jar of pickles. I’ll do this a time or two before tossing out the brine and the cucumbers still taste delicious.

A simple homemade pickling spice recipe to make refrigerator pickles, overnight pickles, canned pickles and more!

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Homemade Pickling Spice Recipe


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: About 1/2 of a cup 1x

Description

A homemade Pickling Spice recipe to make refrigerator pickles, overnight pickles, canned pickles, and more! This simple recipe will take you less than 10 minutes.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons dill seed
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small jar with a lid (one cup wide-mouth canning jar works great). Use your fingers to break the bay leaves into small pieces.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Add a lid and store until needed.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Canning
  • Cuisine: American
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 1 SERVING SIZE: 1 can
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 155.4 Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 16.4mg Carbohydrates: 21.9g Sugars: 1.7g Protein: 7.7g Vitamin A: 125.7µg Vitamin C: 29.1mg

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And there you have it – your very own pickling spice recipe and a few of my favorite quick pickle recipes to try it with. I don’t have a great canned pickle recipe yet (the recipes I’ve tried have resulted in squishy/soggy pickles), so if you have one, I’d love to know!

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Lee

Soak I’m pickling lime for 24 hours. Won’t be mushy

Sandra Doerr

Some reasons for mushy pickles:
Use water without fluoride or chlorine, do not use table salt, cut the blossom end off cukes. Hope this helps.

Tom Flinn

Hi thanks for the pickling recipe; write me back and ill send my no boil crunchy dill pickles! Thomasflinn@gmail.com hugs Tommy

Pamela Tautari

Thank you for the great advice for pickling spice. I tried it and totally enjoyed it with my pickling onions.

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