Pickled Pears

Pickled Pears

This pickling recipes is sweeter than a usual pickling liqueur but it is delicious ! use the recipe with pearl onion to have a tasty alternative.
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Course chutney and relish, Side Dish
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4 jars


  • 1 lemon rind & juice
  • 6 - 8 cloves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp allspice berries or mixed spice grounded
  • 5 cm fresh ginger thinly sliced
  • 750 ml white wine vinegar
  • 750 ml water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 800 g caster sugar
  • 2 kg unripe pears peeled and cut into 8 pieces


  • Remove the zest from the lemon and place in a pan with the lemon juice, cloves, peppercorns, allspice, ginger, water, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Peel, core and halve the pears, then add to the pan and simmer for 3-5 minutes, until the pears are just tender.
  • Spoon the fruit into warmed sterilised jars and pour over the hot liquid to cover.
  • Seal, label and store in a cool dry place for a month before using.
Keyword cheese, christmas, Kevin Dundon, pears, pickled, rte today

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