Homemade Claussen Like Refrigerator Pickles

Delicious and crispy homemade pickles that taste very similar to Claussen pickles.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword pickles, refrigerator pickles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 quarts
Calories 96 kcal
Author Amy K


  • 1.5 quarts water
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup pickling salt
  • 4-5 lbs pickling cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorn
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed and skin removed
  • 6 heads of fresh dill


  1. Prepare your jars by making sure they are clean and placing equal amounts of peppercorns, chili peppers, smashed garlic, onion, fresh dill, and mustard seed in each jar.
  2. In a pot, heat your water, vinegar, and pickling salt. While it's heating, clean and slice cucumbers. Place sliced cucumbers in the jars.
  3. Once the salt water brine is boiling, add brine to each of the jars filled with cucumbers and place the lid on top.
  4. Let sit on the counter for 3 days, shaking occasionally. Place in the fridge for up to 4-5 months.

Recipe Notes

These cucumbers cannot be canned due to the low acidity of them. That is why they must be placed in the refrigerator.

Adapted from

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Claussen Like Refrigerator Pickles
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 9467mg412%
Potassium 680mg19%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 515IU10%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.