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The Perfect Peck: How to Make Pickled Pears

Pickled Pear Recipe
Learn how to pickle pears in just five steps. Sweet and tangy, pickled pears are a fun surprise on any cheese platter, sandwich or salad. Simple to make with a few ingredients and about 5 minutes of hands on time, these fun pickles are a fantastic fall treat. Thinly sliced Royal Riviera® Pears are placed in a jar and covered with a brine that’s perfumed with cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Apple cider vinegar gives the pears the perfect tang with a hint of sweetness. How to pickle fresh pears Pickled pears are a great addition to your holiday cheese plate and pair perfectly with cheddar cheese. They also melt into a grilled cheese sandwich like magic and take a salad from boring to amazing in seconds. Layer them on a sliced baguette and top with candied walnuts for an appetizer that’s ready in seconds!

How to Pickle Pears

How to pickle pears


  • 4 pears, peeled, cored and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/4 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice


  1. Divide the pears among two 8 ounce canning jars. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the vinegar, sugar, pickling spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice to a boil of medium-high heat.
  3. Turn the heat to low and simmer until the sugar is dissolved. Discard the cinnamon stick.
  4. Carefully, divide the vinegar mixture between the two jars.
  5. Place the lid on the jars and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Pickled pears will last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

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    May 16, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I have yet to try pickled pears. I have seen a few articles online with recipes on how to pickle different types of fruit – pineapple, berries, mango, but this is the first one I’ve seen on pears, so kudos! This looks like a great recipe – I don’t usually eat pears a lot at home, but I loved pickled foods, so this seems like it could be right down my alley!

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