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Pickled Garlic
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Pickled Garlic

Pickled garlic is whole garlic cloves pickled in brine - which mellows its spicy flavor. Learn how to make pickled garlic at home with a few simple ingredients.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword garlic, garlic pickles, pickled garlic
Servings 3 half pint
Author Sheryl


  • 2 qt water 3
  • 3 C garlic cloves peeled


  • 6 ea peppercorns
  • 3 dried, hot chiles split
  • 3 whole allspice
  • 1 bay leaf torn into 3 pieces
  • 1.5 C vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt


  • Add the water and garlic to a large saucepan. Bring to a boil for approx. 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
  • Divide the coriander, peppercorns, chiles, allspice and bay leaf between 3 half pint jars.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil for 2-3 minutes.
  • Ladle the hot brine over the garlic; allow 1/2" headspace. Add extra water or vinegar as necessary to top off jars. Wipe rims and center the lids as needed.
  • Place the jars in the canner with simmering water. Ensure that the jars are completely covered with water. Once the water begins to boil, process the jars for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the jars and cool.


Processing time of 10 minutes is for altitudes of 1,000 ft or less. Note the changes for processing as necessary:
  • Up to 3,000 feet: add 5 minutes
  • 3,000 - 6,000 feet: add 10 minutes
  • 6,001 - 8,000 feet: add 15 minutes 
  • 8,001 - 10,000 feet: add 20 minutes