Spiced Pickled Apples

Spiced Pickled Apples Photo: Yunhee Kim; Stylist: Alistair Turnbull/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 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)


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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  • Yield: Makes 8 servings (serving size: 1/2-1 pickled apple, depending on size)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 148
Fat per serving: 0.1g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 0.0g
Carbohydrate per serving: 36g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 0.0mg
Sodium per serving: 484mg
Calcium per serving: 9mg

Good to Know

Slice pickled apples and serve on a sandwich with goat cheese and lettuce for an upgraded lunch!