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Almost Homemade Pickles


  • 46 oz jar whole dill pickles
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. alum


  • Remove the pickles from the jar and slice them 1/2" thick. I used a crinkle cutter for this, but you can use a knife.
  • Place slices in large bowl.
  • Pour juice from the jar over the slices.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Let them sit on the counter covered with wax paper for 24 hours, stirring 6-7 times during the 24 hours.
  • Put pickles back in the jar and pour as much juice as will fit over the top of the pickles.
  • Store in the fridge.