Recipes and Cooking Easy Half-Sour Pickles These fermented pickles are just on the edge of sour. And while you'll have to patient for over a week in order to develop the best flavor, trust us when we say they'll be so much better than any pickles you can buy at the store. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 29, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Brie Passano Prep Time: 15 mins Stand Time: 48 hrs Total Time: 48 hrs 15 mins Servings: 24 Yield: 24 spears Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 4 cup bottled spring water 2 tablespoon natural fine sea salt 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns 2 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon dill seeds 6 - 8 sprigs fresh dill weed* 1 ½ pound cucumbers, cut into 3-inch spears Directions In each of 2 clean 1-qt. wide-mouth canning jars place 2 cups of the water. Add 1 tablespoon of the salt to each jar. Cover each jar with a closed airlock lid; shake to dissolve most of the salt. Divide the next 5 ingredients (through fresh dill) between the jars. Cover jars again; shake until salt is completely dissolved. Add the cucumbers to the jars. Add airlock spouts to each. Let stand at room temperature 2 days. Remove airlock spouts and seal lids. Transfer to the refrigerator for 7 to 10 days before serving. Store the pickles and brine in the refrigerator up to 1 month. *Tip Add some flowering dill seed heads, if available. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 4 Calories 1g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 24 Calories 4 % Daily Value * Sodium 71mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 1g 0% Vitamin C 0.8mg 4% Calcium 5mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 42mg 1% Folate, total 2mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.