My Mother made stuffed dill pickles years ago, but she sliced the dill pickles in half lengthwise, removed the seeds, layered the stuffing, placed the halves together and then cut them into bite size pieces. She used soft cheese with a few spices. I finally developed a filling that is very tasty. In addition, I developed a dill pickle corer, called DILLY CORE. The Dilly Core can be used for many other purposes, like coring and stuffing other fruits and vegetables.
1 litre jar of dill pickles(homemade preferred) or use any pickle of your choice - should be at least 10cm long.
250g cream cheese, softened
1 small onion, very finely chopped
3 large garlic cloves, very finely chopped or minced
3/4 tsp. Tabasco sauce or a good hot sauce
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Directions Preparation:45min › Ready in:45min
Cut off both ends of the dill pickles and discard. Using Uncle Bill's Dill Pickle Corer (Dilly Core), or a long thin knife, core out each pickle and save the cores for another use (salad is a good selection).
Stand cored dill pickles on end on paper towels and let drain for about 20 minutes. After draining, roll some paper towels and slide it through the cored pickle to absorb any remaining moisture.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl using a fork, mash the cream cheese; then add onion, garlic and Tabasco sauce and mix well to blend.
Using a cake decorator, or a piping bag or a small spoon, stuff each cored pickle with the cream cheese mixture.
Wrap the stuffed dill pickles in bunches in plastic wrap and refrigerate until the cheese filling is firm; about 2 hours.
Just before serving, cut the pickles into 3/4 inch slices and place on a serving tray or dish.
Serve immediately while still nice and cool.
Cover and refrigerate any unused pickles.
You can also add some finely chopped smoked salmon or ham to the filling or olives or chopped red capsicum as well. You may also use flavoured cream cheese spreads as well as the plain one.
This recipe was edited by Allrecipes.com.au staff, to include measures and ingredients more familiar to Australian and New Zealand home cooks.