Sweet and Sour Pears

This easy sweet and sour pickled pear recipe courtesy of @the.wonky.shed.at.number.13 can be served as a delicious side dish.

Ingredients and Method



  1. Place all the ingredients for the syrup in the saucepan and slowly bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to dissolve the sugar. In the meantime, wash and peel the pears.
  2. When the sugar dissolves add the pears to the syrup and simmer until they become translucent. It should take about 5-8 minutes, depending on the ripeness of the pears. You want them to soften, but still keep their shape.
  3. When they become translucent place them in the jar and cover with the syrup. Close the jar.
  4. If you would like to store these pears for longer you need to pasteurize them by placing the closed jar in a large saucepan and covering it with water up to the jar's neck, then simmering the jar with its contents for about 5-10 min.
  5. Be careful not to overcook the pears, though, as they will fall apart. To avoid this you can reduce their boiling time in the syrup.