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sweet and sour spiced pickled pears in jar

Sweet And Sour Spiced Pickled Pears

These pickled pears make a great addition to your cheeseboard, go really well with turkey and game and on a cheese toastie too
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course pickles
Cuisine British
Servings 1 large jar
Calories 1231 kcal


  • 1/2 lemon juice and zest
  • 225 g sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick small
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 allspice berries
  • 75 ml water
  • 225 ml raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 500 g pears firm pears


  • Peel zest from half the lemon and squeeze out the juice
  • Add this to a pan wth all other ingredients (apart from the pears) and heat gently to dissolve sugar then raise temperature and boil.
  • Peel the pears and half lengthways leaving on the stalk but removing the core
  • Add pears to the boiling pickling liquid then reduce heat and simmer for about 20 minutes till pears tender enough for a skewer to be insterted easily
  • Pack pears into a big sterilised jar
  • Raise temperature and boil pickling liquid for 5 minutes then pour over the pears and pop on the lid
  • Set aside for 2-3 weeks to mature then serve


These sweet and sour pickled pears will keep for up to 6 months unopened. Once opened store in fridge and use within a month.
Serve with cheese, pate, with turkey and game or chopped like a chutney for sandwiches etc.


Calories: 1231kcalCarbohydrates: 312gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 26mgPotassium: 851mgFiber: 19gSugar: 276gVitamin A: 151IUVitamin C: 50mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 2mg
Keyword pears
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