Autumn Pickled Apples

Autumn Pickled Apples

Believe us when we say this pickled apple recipe will not leave a sour taste in your mouth! Delightfully sweet, full of fall flavors and refreshingly crisp; pickled apples are an excellent way to pay homage to the revered pome fruit. Enjoy them on a holiday cheese board, in a warm goat cheese salad drizzled with balsamic or in a pan sauce for a cider roasted pork loin. There’s virtually nothing unapeeling about THESE apples!

Autumn Pickled Apples

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 cups white wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 cups ice 
  • 3-4 sweet apples sliced

Instructions

  • Cut your apples into thin slices and put them into a deep metal, glass or hard plastic container. 
  • Heat all ingredients, except ice and apples, in a saucepan. Bring to a full boil and cook until the sugar fully dissolves. 
  • Stir in ice and pour pickle brine over apples. Place a piece of parchment paper over the pickles and use a plate on top to keep the apples submerged. 
  • Leave at room temperature for an hour and then cool in the fridge. Let flavors develop for 2-3 days before enjoying. Then appleplaud yourself for pickling apples like a badass!

Note: You can substitute or add any of the following spices:

Allspice, cardamom seeds, juniper berries, or peppercorns


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