Pickled Pear

Ingredients:

-Pears

-Brine:

  • 1.5 parts Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 parts White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 parts Water
  • 1 Part Sugar
  • Selection of Whole Spices (Cinnamon, Clove, Allspice, Nutmeg, Bay Leaf, etc.)

Directions

  1. Make Brine: Heat all of the ingredients together until sugar dissolves. Let cool slightly (about 20 minutes).
  2. While the brine is on heat and cooling, prepare the pears.
  3. Leave skin on pears, cut them in half
  4. Use a melon baller to de-core the pears
  5. Pull out the bottom stem center (you can leave stem top on if you’d like)
  6. Face the pears up, lightly salt them
  7. Pour cooled brine over pears
  8. Put parchment over pears and put weight on, to ensure fully submerged 
  9. Leave out in room temp for 6-10 hours 
  10. Refrigerate for up to a month