Recipe: Apple-Carrot Quick Pickle
This easy topping for burgers, grilled meats, or salads, is a favorite with tasters in Savory's Test Kitchen. We guarantee it'll get gobbled up quickly, so you might want to make a double batch!
- 2 apples (1 tart, 1 sweet), peeled, cored, and sliced very thin
- 3 medium carrots, peeled and shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler
- 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Pickling Spice
Place apples and carrots in a heatproof bowl. Mix vinegar, water, sugar, and Pickling Spice in a medium saucepan. (Tip: If you don’t want Pickling Spice pieces floating in your quick pickles later, place spices in a muslin bag or tie them into a piece of cheesecloth.) Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pour hot mixture (including spices) over apples and carrots. Let sit for 30 min. at room temperature to cool. Transfer to a quart-size jar, cover, and refrigerate until chilled. Best served after 24 hours in the fridge.
Serve atop any of your other favorite burgers, toss into salads, or use as a condiment in sandwich wraps.