Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 2 hrs

One of the best-known commercially available British pickles is Branston Pickle, a spiced vegetable mixture. It's a great sandwich topper, goes well with French fries, and is very savory garnish for many dihes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all the ingredients except the caramel colouring in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Cook until the swede is cooked through but still firm, about 1½ to 2 hours.
  4. Add the caramel colouring until the colour is dark brown.
  5. Bottle and seal.
  6. The flavour will improve if the pickle is allowed to age for a few weeks before using.
Most Helpful

Miller...thanks for posting this recipe...I just love Branston Pickle and don't see much of it here in Quebec (French) Canada. :) Thanks again so much for posting this recipe Sincerely, Gingerbee

Gingerbee February 19, 2002