By | September 01, 2013


Add pears, shallots and ginger to a clean Mason jar. Fill with apple cider vinegar and tighten lid. Shake vigorously and allow to sit on the counter at room temperature  for  7  days,  shaking  vigorously once a day.

After 7 days, strain the mixture through cheesecloth and put back in jar. Add the sugar, tighten the lid and shake vigorously.

Refrigerate for 3 days, shaking the mixture vigorously once a day.

*Editor's note: We recommend a mild cider vinegar like the one from Kress Apiary. Otherwise, try champagne vinegar.



  • 2 cups peeled, diced pears
  • 3 shallots, peeled and left in cloves
  • 6 (1-inch) pieces fresh ginger root, skinned
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Mild apple cider vinegar*
  • 1 quart Mason jar with lid
  • Cheesecloth
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