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Pickled pears Recipe

Ingredients for people

  • Pear(s) : 1 kg
  • Lemon(s) : 1 whole
  • Clove(s) : 6 whole
  • Allspice : 2 g
  • Fresh ginger : 50 g
  • Caster sugar : 1 kg
  • Cider vinegar : 500 ml
  • Star anise : 3 whole
  • White sarawak pepper : 2 g
Method
  • 1

    Peel the pears: try to keep the tail. If you are using large pears, halve or quarter them and core them.

  • 2

    Place the pears in clean, sterilised jars: the pears should be snug but not crushed.

  • 3

    Slice the ginger, but do not peel. Lightly bash the spices to release their aroma.

  • 4

    Over a medium-low heat, gently warm the cider vinegar, caster sugar along with the spices.

  • 5

    When the sugar is completely dissolved, pour over the pears, making sure to tap the bottoms of the jars to release any trapped air. Tightly seal with a lid, and leave to cool completely before storing in the refrigerator.

  • 6

    Leave to mature for at least 3 weeks before tucking in!

Chef's tip

«The pears can be substituted for any firm fruits, such as apples, peaches and even cherries.»

These little beauties are not only lovely on a cheese platter or served alongside a gorgeous roast, they are tasty as well! Try to find small, firm pears for this recipe.

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  • Preparation  15mins
  • Cooking time  10mins
  • Rest time  0h

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