Pickled Pears

Chef: Adapted from The Good Food Team Recipe


Servings: Makes enough to fill a 1-1.5 Kilner jar




  • Step 1

Pare the zest from the lemon or orange and put in a pan with the cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries, root ginger, lemon or orange juice, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and sugar.

Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.

  • Step 2

Peel, core and halve the pears, then add to the pan and simmer for 15 mins, until the pears are tender.

Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and put in a strainer to drain.

  • Step 3

Meanwhile, increase the heat under the syrup and boil rapidly for 15 mins, until the syrup has reduced by about a third and slightly thickened.

  • Step 4

Pack the fruit into warmed jars and pour over the hot syrup to cover. Seal, label and store in a cool dry place for a month before using.

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