Pickled Pears

PennyBy Penny  ,   

October 11, 2017

Another pickle that’s great for Christmas

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 2 jars


300ml cider vinegar or white wine vinegar

400g granulated sugar

25g fresh root ginger , bash it to bring out the flavour

cinnamon stick

1 tsp allspice berries

2 star anise

1 chilli chopped

1kg small, firm Conference pears

1tsp cloves


1Put all the ingredients except the pears and cloves into a pan

2Cook on a low heat mixing constantly until the sugar has dissolved

3Once it’s disolved , bring the pan to the boil then reduce to a simmer.

4While it’s simmering, peel the pears with the stalks still on.

5Push 2 cloves into each pear and place into the pan.

6Gently simmer until they are cooked through but not too soft.

7Use a slotted spoon to remove the pears from the hot vinegar mix and place them into warm sterilised jars

8Boil up the syrup for 5 minutes and then pour into the jars

Leave for at least a month before opening
Keep for up to 12 months


1 Review

Feed your family for about £20 a week.

October 11, 2017

Lovely with hot or cold pork . Great with cold meats and cheeses. P