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Homemade Taste from Store Bought Pickles

Easy as 1-2-3 to get homemade taste from store bought pickles. Ever go to a party and someone brought homemade pickles and you keep going back for more?

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Quick Homemade Pickles
Quick Homemade Pickles

Why make pickles from pickles?

Because they are so much better than the store bought! At least my family thinks so. Unique, full-flavored pickles that are a little sweet, a little dill, and a little salt. They will taste just like you spent hours in the kitchen. Want to bring an easy dish-to-pass at a party and be asked over and over again for the recipe? This is one of those recipes.

Four of us ate a gallon of pickles in a week!

They continue to ask for more. So glad I spent the time to figure this one out. These are perhaps the easiest and best pickles you can make at home.

This is not a recipe for pickling cucumbers, but rather a method for making pickles that are a little sweet, yet a little dill.

Wait till you see how easy this is and how the taste of the pickles evolves.

Recently, a friend of mine mentioned how a friend of hers made some kind of pickle from Milwaukee Dill Pickles. She vaguely mentioned that her friend dumped out one jar of juice, then added salt and sugar. But they were soooo good. Hum. I needed to find this recipe. Therefore, I have been buying and testing Milwaukee Dill Pickles for over a month.

Gallon Jar of Sliced Dill Pickles
Gallon Jar of Sliced Dill Pickles

A few Things I Have Learned on Making These Pickles

The pickles need to be sliced to really absorb the adjusted pickle juice. By doing this, they are ready to be eaten in just two days. They are already starting to take on the taste of the new brine in just 12 hours though. We tested and tasted!

Not all of the pickles will fit into the gallon jar sometimes; therefore, slice them and put them in another container until there is room in the jar. Then add them and push them to the middle part of the jar. This allows people to continue to sneak pickles out of the jar while those newly added pickles are soaking up the brine.

You need tongs to get the pickles out of the jar without making a mess. The tongs that I use can be found in my shop – if you don’t have any, they are used almost daily at my house.

I have tried to reuse the doctored up pickle brine, but the flavor was not the same. Therefore, I recommend making a fresh batch each time.

Lastly, we can’t stop eating them!

Homemade Taste from Store Bought Pickles
Homemade Taste from Store Bought Pickles

Quick, easy and full of flavor, these unique Homemade Pickles will be a staple in your refrigerator.

I Urge you to give this a try. Homemade Taste from Store Bought Pickles. I am eating a bowl of them now. Really!

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Homemade Taste from Store Bought Pickles

I learned about this recipe at a gathering and had to come home and figure out how to make it. Delicious and easy to achieve this delicious pickle.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer, cucumber, fresh, game day, pickle, recipe, snack
Servings: 1 Gallon
Calories: 1312kcal


  • 4 Quarts Milwaukee Dill Pickles
  • 2 Tsp. Sea Salt
  • 15 TBL. Granulated Sugar


  • Purchase the 4 quarts of Milwaukee Dill Pickles. Remove the pickles—keep the juice—slice the pickles lengthwise. Put the pickles in a gallon glass jar.
  • In a kettle pour the juice of 3 of the jars. The juice from the 4th jar can be discarded. Add the Sea Salt and the Granulated Sugar. Place on medium-high burner. Heat up the brine, it should be warm but not simmering. Stirring continuously until the sugar and salt is dissolved. Remove from heat.
  • Pour over the pickles in the gallon jar. Put the lid on and place in the refrigerator for 2 days. They will start to taste different even after one day.
    Dill Pickles in Brine

Your Own Private Notes


The nutritional information is for 1 gallon of the pickles.


Serving: 1gallon | Calories: 1312kcal | Carbohydrates: 320g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36945mg | Potassium: 3483mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 271g | Vitamin A: 6927IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 1590mg | Iron: 14mg
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