Pickled Spruce Tips Recipe
Recipe type: Quick Pickles
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 heaping TBSP honey
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 dried chilies
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 2 tightly packed cups spruce tips
  • 1 pint (500 ml) jar
  1. Place the first 6 ingredients (everything BUT the spruce tips) in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. While the brine is heating, clean the spruce tips in a large bowl by rinsing in cold water.
  3. Pack the spruce tips in a mason jar.
  4. Once the brine reaches a boil, carefully pour into mason jar.
  5. Leave jar to cool on counter stirring 3 or 4 times in the first few minutes to ensure all spruce tips are submerged in the hot brine.
  6. Once cool cover with a lid. Will store in a cool dark place for months or indefinitely in the fridge (if it goes moldy you will know it has spoiled - otherwise this should be fine to eat).
Recipe by WellPreserved at https://www.wellpreserved.ca/pickled-spruce-tips-recipe/