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Pickled pears recipe


Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes


Serves: 4 people

  • 1 kg Caster Sugar
  • 2 sticks Cinnamon
  • 8 - Cloves
  • 1 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1 - Lemon
    rind and juice
  • 2 kg Pears
  • 5 cm SuperValu Fresh Ginger
    thinly sliced
  • 1 litre SuperValu White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp SuperValu Whole Black Peppercorns
    lightly crushed


  1. Remove the zest from the lemon and place in a pan with the lemon juice, cloves, peppercorns, allspice, ginger, vinegar, cinnamon sticks and sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Peel, core and halve the pears, then add to the pan and simmer for 15 mins, until the pears are tender. Remove the pears and drain. 
  3. Meanwhile, increase the heat under the syrup and boil rapidly for 15 mins, until the syrup has reduced by about a third and slightly thickened.
  4. Spoon the fruit into warmed sterilised jars and pour over the hot syrup to cover. Seal, label and store in a cool dry place for a month before using.

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