As I was searching for recipes to make with my Asian pears, I came across this recipe through my coworkers. Normally she would make spiced blueberries but suggested that I try this with some Asian pears. Well it was a hit with my family and goes great with so many dishes. Think of chutney. Slightly sour and sweet and very spiced.
For this recipe, I used a lot of whole spices: cinnamon sticks, allspice, and cloves.
Peel the pears and chop them into bite sized pieces.
The main liquid to this is sugary vinegar.
Boil the sugar, vinegar and spices together.
Pour the hot liquid over the pears. I did not can these the way it was in the original recipe and I still thought it worked out great. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature until the liquid is cooled. Then place it in the fridge over night. It was already flavorful only 2 hours later but it tasted much stronger the longer you waited.
Enjoy this with some turkey or pork or on top of some brie cheese.
Pickled Spiced Asian Pear
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tsp whole cloves
- 1 tsp whole all spiced berries
- 1 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- about 4 cups of diced pears
Prep the glass jar that you will be using to store the pickled pears by sanitizing in some boiling water. Peel and dice the pears into bite sized pieces. Place in the jar.
Boil together the vinegar, spices and sugar. Boil for about 5 minutes. Pour this hot liquid over the pears, include the spices. Allow to sit on the counter until the liquid is cooled and then place into the fridge. The pears can be eaten the next day but it is also good a week later.
Enjoy this with some turkey or pork or on top of some brie cheese or as a side for a charcuterie board.
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