Early morning quince pickle


My boy got up way to early for me today. We went out eating crepes and drinking too much cider from bowls last night.
These are the mornings I have to keep myself busy doing something I like, otherwise I get really upset and can’t think of anything else but our warm and cosy bed.
So while he happily did some drawings I made this ( nigel slater inspired ) quince pickle at 8.30am. I have to admit the smell of vinegar so early in the morning can be difficult.

3 – 4 middel sized quinces
750 ml cidre vinegar
400 gr brown sugar
10 juniper berries
8 black peppercorns
1 bay leaf


Peel the quinces deseed and cut into slices ( Approx. 8 per quince).
Bring the vinegar, sugar and the spices to boil. Take down the heat, ad the quinces and let them simmer in the vinegar for 20 – 20 minutes.
When they are soft but not to soft teak them out and but into a jar, add the vinegar.

Can be kept in the fridge for several weeks.