makes enough to fill 3 1 lt (8 cups) jars

  • 1.5 lt (6 cups) white wine vinegar

  • 1.5 lt (6 cups) water

  • 2 tablespoons of mixed peppercorns

  • 2 tablespoons of fennel seeds

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of salt

  • 1 tablespoon of dried tarragon

  • peel of 1 orange

  • 3 bunches of heirloom or dutch baby carrots


1. Sterilize the jars according to instructions

2. In the meantime, make the pickling liquid, by placing all the ingredients, but the carrots, in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer then boil gently for 4-5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.

3. Clean and peel the carrots. Place them in the (still hot) sterilized jars and cover them with the hot pickling liquid. Close firmly with the lid, turn the jars upside down to create the vacuum, until the jars are cool. Keep in the fridge.

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