A British Classic - Pan Yan Pickle

READY IN: 336hrs 15mins
Recipe by French Tart

A classic British No-Cook pickle for your sandwiches and cheese board! Remember Pan Yan pickle? It was a firm favourite in our home and my dad loved it slathered on top of cheese on toast! Now sadly discontinued, this fabulous British pickle with the catchy name is easy to make! I have fiddled around and recreated this recipe, and I am delighted with the results even though I say so myself. Lighter and with more "tang" then Branston pickle, I love it in sandwiches. Adjust the curry powder to your own tastes.

Top Review by Brian M.

It may be very nice, BUT...... The original contained 'Rutabaga', which is yellow swede, carrot, onion, and caramel, none of which are listed above, so the end result is very different. I have just made batch including these 'missing' ingredients, and from memory I think I am getting quite close to how I remember it. Gorgeous with cheese, cold meats ,curries, sausages, and even just on its own in a sandwich !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir all the ingredients together and leave for 24 hours.
  2. Put in clean and sterilised jars.
  3. Tastes better after 2 weeks storage in a cool dry place and makes about 7 x 1/2 lb jars.

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