Sweet Pickled Pear

Ingredients

  • 1x 500ml jar
  • 2 pears
  • 300ml white wine vinegar
  • 70ml water
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Lemon 3x pared zest
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • ½ cinnamon stick
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • ½ tsp black pepper corns
  • 3 sprigs lemon thyme or thyme

Wine Pairing

Selaks Origins Cabernet Sauvignon

Method

Prep the pears, peel and slice into wedges or cubes.

Make your vinegar brine by combining the remaining ingredients in a pot, bring to a simmer, dissolve the sugar and salt and allow to cool.

Pack the prepped pear, without squashing, into a cooled sterilised jar and pour over the brine to completely submerge.

Tap the jar on the bench to release any bubbles and seal.

Keeps for 6-8 months sealed, once opened keep in the fridge and consume within 4-6 weeks.