Maple Pickled Onions

maple pickled onions

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


Maple Pickled Onions



  • ¾ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 medium red onion, very thinly “Philly cut” preferably with a mandoline (see tip*)


  1. Stir vinegar, syrup, pickling spice salt and pepper in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over high heat and boil 2 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Place onion in a medium heat-proof bowl or measuring cup. Strain the hot vinegar mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over the onions, and toss with a fork. Discard the solids from the sieve. Let onions cool in the pickling liquid until room temperature, stirring every once in a while, about 30 minutes. Store onions in the liquid in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

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