Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Don't throw away that pickle jar and the liquid brine after you've eaten a jar of your favorite commercially prepared pickles! Here is a ridiculously easy recipe for the most unbelieveable tasting pickles. This is a sure way to impress family and friends with these delicious "home-made" pickles... Trust me on this, ok?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • fresh cucumber, sliced
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar pickles, with ONLY juice left in the jar after all pickles have been removed (I prefer Vlasic Kosher Dills)


  1. Slice cucumbers.
  2. Place slices into jar of commercially prepared pickle brine, filling the jar just until all cucumbers are covered by the liquid.
  3. Replace lid and refrigerate.
  4. Wait at least 4 hours to serve. (These are actually better after 3 or 4 days).
  5. Keeps in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.


Most Helpful

Waste nothing, want nothing. More of a method than a recipe, to use up jarred pickle brine. Love the results, and for a minimum of fuss.

rosslare May 15, 2013

I have been doing this for years! I love Pickles but don't want to make them and can them myself. This is a wonderful and thrifty way to make your own "homemade" Pickles! Thanks for sharing.

Little Bee November 17, 2006

I actually just did this a few weeks ago and was quite pleased with the results, but next time I will add more spices, since the flavor of the brine is a bit weaker. They tasted (and crunched) best after about 5 days. I used lemon cucumbers (the round yellowish kind).

Marla Swoffer November 03, 2005

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