Pickled pears

    Pickled pears

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    1hr40min


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    About this recipe: These pickled pears are a delightful addition to a cold lunch and go particularly well with fruity pork pies or hams. If you want a good cheese to pair, you could try a tasty blue cheese such as a Shropshire Blue, Isle of Wight Blue or of course a trusty Stilton.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 6 jars pickled pears

    • 600ml white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon pickling spices
    • 900g caster sugar
    • 1.8kg pears - peeled, quartered and cored

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. In a saucepan over a medium heat, combine the vinegar, pickling spices and sugar. Stir while bringing to the boil. Add the pears then cover and lower the heat to simmer for about 1 hour until the pears are soft but still holding their shape.
    2. Lift out the pears with a slotted spoon and pack into sterilised jars. Reduce the syrup in the pan by cooking uncovered over a high heat until it is thick. Strain and pour into the jars with the pears.

    Tip

    Best if eaten after several weeks of pickling.

    How to sterilise jars

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