I keep finding seckel pears at the market this year. Thora loves them as children love all mini sized foods, so we’ve been buying them a lot.
This last batch, I decided on a whim, to pickle. Why not? They’re so cute, they’ll look even cuter stuffed in a jar with spices and a sweet brine in my pantry.
I’m using seckel pears, but you could try any pear cut into sections.
- 3-4 lbs pears
- 4 c. vinegar
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. honey
Per pint jar (double for quart):
- 2 whole cloves
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 1 thin slice of lemon peel
Wash pears and cut in half.
Mix brine ingredients and bring to a boil.
Stuff jars with spices and lemon. Stuff jars with sliced pears. Pour boiling brine over pears.
If canning, process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Allow pears to sit for 4-6 weeks before eating.