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pickled plums! plums pickled with star anise, cinnamon, pink peppercorns and pickling brine in a jar, side angle on a black background.
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Pickled Fruit

Hold on to summer just a teeny tiny bit longer by putting some of the seasons best fresh fruit bounty in jar and pickling it! Use this magic pickling brine ratio below and a variety of different spices, seeds, and herbs and more to customize your very own pickled fruit!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Californian
Servings: 10
Author: Daniela Gerson


  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 cups fresh fruit any kind or a combination
  • spices, herbs and other flavorings see notes for suggestions


  • Prep your fruit – wash & cut it.
  • Pack fruit in a pickling jar.
  • Heat brine in a saucepan.
  • Pour brine over fruit in pickling jar. Add your fresh and dried spices, herbs and all other flavorings to the jar.
  • Seal jar and store in the fridge overnight. Enjoy!


  • When possible, buy sustainably grown fruit from your local farmers market. 
  • Get creative and experiment with all sorts of flavor combinations!
  • For best flavor, let this quick pickled fruit sit in the fridge overnight before enjoying. 
  • Quick pickled fruit will keep for 1-2 months in the fridge. 
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