Spiced Pickled Apples

Spiced Pickled Apples

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Total time 13 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1/2-1 pickled apple, depending on size)


  • 2 cups apple-cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup peeled, sliced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries
  • 1 teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 pound lady apples (or halved medium-small apples, about 4)

How to Make It

  1. Prick apples in a few spots with a fork. In a medium saucepan, combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt, ginger, allspice, peppercorns, and anise; bring to a boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Add apples; cover and simmer about 5 minutes or until a paring knife inserted in center of an apple meets slight resistance. Transfer apples and liquid to a bowl to cool completely.

  2. Transfer to a clean glass jar with lid and refrigerate at least 8 hours. Can be refrigerated up to 1 month.

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