Pickling Spice

Many vegetable-pickling recipes call for "pickling spice.” You can buy this in the grocery store, but you can also make it yourself.

by Dani Yokhna
Pickles and pickling spice
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Yield: 1/4 cup


  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken
  • 1 T. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. whole allspice
  • 1 tsp. juniper berries
  • 1 tsp. crumbled whole mace
  • 2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp. dill seeds
  • 4 dried bay leaves
  • 1 small piece dried ginger

Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight jar up to 2 months.


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