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Pickled cherries

Pickled cherries


Looking for a way to use up cherries? Try this easy pickle recipe - the fruity sweetness and acidity works really well with cold meats and cheeses

  • Feeds 10 Feeds 10
  • Ready in 10 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    302kj 71kcal
  • Fat
    Low 0%
  • Saturates
    Low 0%
  • Sugar
    High 17%
  • Salt
    Low 0%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 16g


  • 200ml Co-op red wine vinegar
  • 100g Co-op Fairtrade dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tsp whole peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 star anise
  • 500g Co-op British cherries


  1. Put the vinegar, sugar, peppercorns, bay leaves, star anise and 300ml water in a large heavy-based pan
  2. Heat gently until the sugar dissolves
  3. Bring to the boil, simmer for 5 mins, then take off the heat
  4. Rinse the cherries, then put them in a sterilised jar (see tip box)
  5. Pour the hot pickling liquid on top to cover
  6. Seal the jar, then set aside for at least 2 weeks to allow the flavours to develop before eating
  7. Serve with cold meats and cheeses — make sure you watch out for the stones

Tip: to sterilise the jar, wash in hot, soapy water then put in the oven on a low heat for 10-15 mins

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