Pickled Cherries in a kilner jar served on a wooden board with ham and bread

Pickled cherries

  • Makes 1 litre jar
  • Easy

Check out these dark and juicy sweet pickled cherries. This quick and easy pickle recipe is bursting with sweet cherry flavour and goes perfectly with charcuterie, salads or roast pork



  • moscatel vinegar 150ml
  • white wine vinegar 50ml
  • caster sugar 75g
  • bay leaf 1
  • thyme a few sprigs
  • sea salt 1 tsp
  • black peppercorns ½ tsp
  • cherries 500ml, pitted


  • Step 1

    Put all of the ingredients, except the cherries, into a small pan with 200ml water and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar and salt. Pack the cherries into a sterilised 1-litre jar and pour over the pickling liquid. Seal the jar, allow to cool, then chill. Good after a few days, best after a week when the vinegar has mellowed a little.
    Eat with charcuterie, meat or in salads.