Spicy Homemade Habanero Pickles Recipe: Once you try homemade pickles I guarantee that you will be hooked for life.  The fact that these are so incredibly easy and quick to make only adds to the fact that I hope never to buy a pickle again.

And feel free to experiment with your own pickle ingredients.  Just keep the liquid base the same, but the spices you add are completely up to you.  Want a little more spice?  How about throwing some Italian Long Hots into the mix?  That’s the beauty with this recipe – you really can’t mess it up!


It is important to also choose the right cucumber for your pickles.  You MUST use pickling cucumbers – they are called Kerby Cucumbers and they are typically small with bumpy ridges lining the outer skin.  These cucumbers will undoubtedly give you the very best result.

I found that leaving the pickled cucumber recipe into the refrigerator for a night is enough to get a nice flavor, however, I prefer two nights which will give the flavors enough time to absorb into the pickles.


So the next time you have a BBQ to attend, jar your own pickles and bring them to the party!  It’s a guaranteed hit.

As always… Live to Eat!

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Homemade Spicy Habanero Pickles
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Make and jar your own pickles with this homemade spicy jabanero pickles recipe.
Serves: 24 servings
  • 6 Kirby Cucumbers (halved, quartered or cut into ⅛" slices)
  • ½ Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 5 Fresh Dill Sprigs
  • 2 Habanero Chili Peppers (sliced)
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (sliced)
  • ½ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  1. Halve, quarter or slice the Kirby cucumbers depending upon the type of pickles you want.
  2. Place cucumbers into a mason or pickling jar.
  3. Combine the water, salt, sugar and vinegar in a bowl and mix until sugar and salt dissolve.
  4. Pour water mixture into the pickling jar.
  5. Add the rest of the ingredients and seal jar.
  6. Place in refrigerator overnight or up to 1 week.

9 Comments. Leave new

  • These look delicious! I’ve been looking for a recipe that includes some sort of heat or spice to pickles and this looks like the recipe for me! Thank you for sharing – i’ve never personally tried habanero pickles, they will surely give me the kick i’m looking for! I’ve seen jalapeno before though. Can’t wait to try these at home!

  • Have you ever done a hot bath with these pickles instead of refrigerators get them

  • How long do they keep?

  • Matt Villeneuve
    November 16, 2018 11:50 pm

    Is this for one jar?

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  • How long will they last in the refrigerator?

  • The ingredients don’t add up. My math, 6 Kirby pickles will easily fit into a pint jar. So why does the recipe list 4 cups of water. That along with the vinegar will not fit into a pint jar. What am I not seeing?

  • I for sure am leaving out the sugar. I hate any type of sweet in my pickles and so many hot spicy pickles have some type of sweet in them. Hard to find a good hot and spicy dill pickle recipe.


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