Claussen-Like Refrigerator Pickles

Total Time
166hrs 59mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 166 hrs 39 mins

Found this online and I wanted to save it so I can make yummy pickles!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the water, vinegar and salt and bring it to a boil.
  2. Put the spices and cucumbers in quart jars.
  3. Pour the brine mixture over the cucumbers and spices in the jars and seal.
  4. Put them in the refrigerator: Ready in 7-10 days. Keeps 8 - 19 weeks.
  5. Brine can be re used.
  6. This recipe can be multiplied by keeping these proportions: 3 parts water, 1 part vinegar and the spices are for a quart jar.
Most Helpful

I'm a Claussen pickle addict. I tried Claussen Kosher Pickle Copycat Claussen kosher pickle copycat and found them to be way too salty. Inedibly so. I just made a batch of this recipe with high hopes. I will rate it in a few days.

*** Update ***
After sitting for 5 days these pickles are on their way to pickle greatness! They still have a slight cucumber flavor but I think that makes them taste really fresh. I actually like these better than Claussen!!!

Burger Monster September 06, 2011

These are the best pickles I have tried in years! I make pickles every year and throw them out. These were keepers!

carolyn.hunt August 07, 2008

This is a very good pickle recipe. I modified it as the original recipe was way too much brine for just one quart jar. I used 1 1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 Tbsp. salt. I used fresh minced garlic (lots of it) and also substituted 1 Tbsp. pickling spice for most of the spices except for the dill weed and turmeric. After they sat for several days, I added a small amount of additional fresh dill and it really gave them a good flavor. I will be making this again.

Cyberchef August 22, 2013