Fruit Vinegars

  • 5MINS
  • 2KCAL

Fruit vinegars are a great addition to your kitchen cupboard for sauces and dressings, and they also make the perfect homemade gift!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories2
  • Carbs0g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

Fruit Vinegars are a great, inexpensive way to add variety to your kitchen cupboard. You can use them in sauces and dressings instead of balsamic, to add a hint of fruity sweetness that’s unexpected and delicious! They’re pretty versatile too, so you can experiment with different fruits to find your favourite.

With many people looking for more personalised, homemade gifts this year, you could use fancy bottles and label them up ready to give to friends and family. Bottles of fruit vinegar are much easier to make than preserves and will last a lot longer than cakes!

Why not drop off some blueberry vinegar, alongside a batch of Spiced Christmas Cookies this year as part of a thoughtful, handmade gift basket?

We’re not all lucky enough to have an abundance of fruit bushes growing in our gardens so we came up with a handy cheat: frozen fruit works wonderfully for this because when it defrosts it releases all it flavours.

If you’d prefer to use fresh you can, but you’ll need to slice harder berries in half, like blueberries for example.

Fruit Vinegar - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What can I use Fruit Vinegar for?

You can use fruit vinegars in place of, well, vinegar! They add a hint of sweetness and a fruity taste, so they work wonderfully drizzled on salads. This blueberry version is the perfect substitute for balsamic vinegar in our Giant Jewelled Couscous, or to add extra depth to our Duck Salad.

Do I need any special ingredients or equipment to make Fruit Vinegar?

You will need a jar with a lid that’s completely airtight and won’t allow any liquid to leak out. A Kilner jar is ideal for this, and you can find them on Amazon. You’ll also need bottles to store your fruit vinegar in once it’s ready.

To ensure all the remaining fruit is strained, you could use a fine sieve, but we prefer a muslin cloth or coffee filters: both of these are easily found online.

You can replace all or part of the sweetener with sugar, but do make sure you use a good quality, crunchy granulated sweetener such as Natvia, Sukrin or Candarel Sugarly. It really makes a difference, so don’t skip this step!

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Kilner jars are ideal for letting the vinegar steep, like these ones you can find on Amazon.

A nice bottle is a great finishing touch, and looks great on the shelf or as a gift!

Muslin cloth is really handy for making sure you get rid of as much fruit sediment as possible, for a clear vinegar. These muslin bags are ideal.

If you’d prefer to use a sieve, a fine one like this should do the job. You can use it for so many other things too!

Step 1

Place all the ingredients into a large jar, seal and leave for 2-4 weeks in a cool, dark place. Give a gentle shake once a day.

Step 2

Strain the blueberries out using a fine sieve or a muslin cloth.

Step 3

Bottle and label.

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Fruit Vinegar - Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat fruits can I use to make Fruit Vinegar?

The only limit here is your imagination! Try matching different vinegars with different fruits to find your favourite: we’ve used apple cider vinegar with blueberries here, but you could also use blackberries. White wine vinegar with raspberries also works exceptionally well.

There is no hard and fast rule here, so get creative!

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Fruit Vinegars

Fruit vinegars are a great addition to your kitchen cupboard for sauces and dressings, and they also make the perfect homemade gift!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 2
  • WW Points:
  • 0 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 250 g frozen blueberries
  • 500 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp good quality granulated sweetener

Large jar

Bottles

Fine sieve or muslin cloth

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Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients into a large jar, seal and leave for 2-4 weeks in a cool, dark place. Give a gentle shake once a day.
  2. Strain the blueberries out using a fine sieve or a muslin cloth.
  3. Bottle and label.

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Recipe notes

Tip: This recipe makes 500ml of blueberry vinegar. You can make a larger or smaller batch as long as you keep the ratios the same!

What’s your favourite Fruit Vinegar? Don’t forget to tag us in the photos of your creations!

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