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🍏 Spiced Apple Pickles Recipe

Learn how to make delicious spiced apple pickles with this easy recipe from Just Pickling. Perfect for snacking or adding to sandwiches and salads.

Spiced Apple Pickles

You will need:

  • apple slices4 cups of apple slices
  • apple cider vinegar1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • cup of water1 cup of water
  • cup of sugar1 cup of sugar
  • cinnamon stick1 cinnamon stick
  • cloves4 cloves
  • star anise1 star anise


  1. First, in a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of apple cider vinegar, 1 cup of water, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 cloves, and 1 star anise. Bring this mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  2. Next, add 4 cups of apple slices to the boiling mixture. Reduce the heat to low and let the apples simmer for about 5 minutes until they become slightly tender.
  3. After simmering, remove the saucepan from heat and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature. This will help the flavors to meld together.
  4. Once cooled, transfer the apples along with the pickling solution into a clean, airtight jar. Make sure the apples are fully submerged in the solution to ensure proper pickling.
  5. Finally, seal the jar tightly and refrigerate it for at least 24 hours before eating. This allows the apples to fully absorb the flavors of the pickling solution.


For the best flavor, let the pickled apples sit in the refrigerator for at least 48 hours. The longer they sit, the more flavorful they will become. Also, make sure to use a clean, sterilized jar to prevent any bacteria or mold growth.

Immerse yourself in the world of pickling with our delightful Spiced Apple Pickles recipe. This unique blend of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors will leave you craving for more. If you are a fan of pickles, this recipe is a must-try. It's not just about cucumbers and peppers anymore; it's time to explore the exciting realm of fruit pickling.

Ever wondered how easy it is to make homemade pickles? This recipe simplifies the process, making it accessible even to beginners. All you need are some basic ingredients and a bit of patience. The best part? You can tweak the recipe to your liking, adding or reducing the spices to suit your palate.

One of the key ingredients in this recipe is apple cider vinegar. It not only adds a tangy kick to the pickles but also acts as a natural preservative. Interested in knowing more about pickling ingredients? Check out our article on creative ingredients for pickling.

While our Spiced Apple Pickles are a treat on their own, they can also be used to enhance the flavor of various dishes. Imagine biting into a juicy burger with a slice of these pickled apples adding a burst of tangy sweetness. Or consider a cheese platter, where these pickles can provide a delightful contrast to the creaminess of the cheese.

If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also want to explore our other pickling recipes. From easy and delicious pickling recipes to spicy pickles, we have something for every taste. So why wait? Dive into the fascinating world of pickling and discover a new favorite today!

Remember, the key to great pickling is patience. The longer you let the pickles sit, the more flavorful they become. So, take your time, enjoy the process, and get ready to savor the fruits of your labor. Happy pickling!