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savoury spanish pickled cherries

Savoury Spanish Style Pickled Cherries

These Spanish style pickled cherries are sweet and savoury and perfect with a cheeseboard and with game, charcuterie and so much more
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course pickles
Cuisine Spanish
Calories 1744 kcal


  • 1 kg cherries
  • 750 ml white wine vinegar
  • 250 g white sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 thyme sprig of fresh thyme


  • Wash the cherries and pat dry. Don't remove the stems or stones as these add flavour to your finished product, just remember to warn guests that stones are in there to avioid any dental issues!
  • Heat the vinegar, salt, sugar, cloves and peppercorns in a non-reactive pot and heat gently to dissolve all the sugar, raise temperature to a simmer for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  • Pack the cherries and thyme sprig into a large sterilised jar and pour in the vinegar. Make sure this completely covers the cherries.
  • Pop on the lid and store in a cool dark place for 1 month before using.
  • Your pickled cherries will keep for up to 8 months but once opened store in the fridge and eat within 2 weeks.


Serve with cheese, antipasti platters and so much more


Calories: 1744kcalCarbohydrates: 413gProtein: 11gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7041mgPotassium: 2538mgFiber: 21gSugar: 378gVitamin A: 691IUVitamin C: 75mgCalcium: 192mgIron: 7mg
Keyword cherries, pickled cherries
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