Sauce & Pickle Recipes > Damson Pickle

How to make damson pickle:
A way to preserve the whole damsons. Delicious eaten with cold meats and cheese - remember to be careful of the stones still in the fruit!


4lb damsons
2lb sugar
4 tablespoons vinegar
8 cloves
1/4 oz cinnamon
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Put the sugar and vinegar in an oven proof container.
- Stand it in a moderate oven and leave until the sugar has dissolved.
- Wipe the damsons with a cloth and prick them well with a small pronged fork.
- Add the syrup to the damsons.
- Add the spices tied in a muslin bag.
- Boil gently for 15 minutes.
- Remove the spices, squeezing as much juice as possible from the bag with a wooden spoon against the side of the container.
- Pack the damsons tightly in jars and cover with the liquor.
- Cover and seal when cold.