A delicious side dish that can be frozen and used later, if you like. Just cook them, then bag them up for the freezer. You can cut this recipe in half if you like with no problem. You can also use canned beets, substituting the beet juice in the can for the water.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the beets into a large saucepan. Pour in enough water to cover the beets by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the beets are easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes; drain.

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  • Whisk together the brown sugar, vinegar, water, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a saucepan. Add the beets and the butter, turn the heat to medium, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly, about a minute or two. The sauce will not be sticky-thick, but will still pour nicely. Serve beets hot or cold.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

199 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 222 mg sodium. 34 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I made these for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! My husband and I love beets but i have never had them prepared like this before but i loved the apple and the holiday spicing was wonderful! Just the right amount of spicy and sweet. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
I wanted to try this because though I am a big fan of beets- they are not very versatile (every recipe seems to be pickled or roasted with goat cheese!) Only change I made was to use maple syrup. Found it took WAY longer than 10 minutes to cook beets and then recipe was too sweet and cloying with cloves. Was good enough to serve for a casual dinner with parents but wouldn't repeat or even save recipe to tinker with. Next time goat cheese it is... Read More
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83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I made these for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! My husband and I love beets but i have never had them prepared like this before but i loved the apple and the holiday spicing was wonderful! Just the right amount of spicy and sweet. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2010
I made these for thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! My husband and I love beets but i have never had them prepared like this before but i loved the apple and the holiday spicing was wonderful! Just the right amount of spicy and sweet. I will definitely make this again and again! Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2011
Freezing ahead of time was the initial appeal for me but these were really good using fresh beets and I wanted you to know that I used Splenda Brown Sugar Blend and it was still great. Looking forward to just thawing and serving this at holiday time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2010
for a vegetable like beets that are usually not a favorite this recipe made this veggie a new fav with me and my kids! very good and easy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
It was nice to try beets in a new way. We love them steamed with butter and salt and this recipe was delicious too. Definitely very "holiday-ish" I might reduce the cloves to just a pinch next time since that flavor came through the strongest. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2010
These were pretty good. They tasted bitter when hot but when they cooled down they were sweet and tasty. That said it seems to me that beets are one of those foods that people have very set ideas about either you like them or you hate them. My husband and sons wouldn't touch them and my 33 yr old husband made horrible gagging noises after tasting one on my request (this is very out of character for him). The baby and I liked them quite well though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2012
These couldn't be better. The only change I made was to use honey instead of brown sugar and the result was amazing. I let them simmer while I made the rest of our meal and then let them sit to cool a bit before serving. So they were not hot when I served them but warm and everyone loved them. The flavor is excellent and I am sure I will be making these again and again. Yet another wonderful way to eat beets! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2012
excellent!!!! I am not much of a beet eater but will eat them -this was beyond good!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
This is a great quick and easy beet recipe. I love beets and this is a no fail go to recipe especially with fresh beets. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2010
My brother who HATES beets loves this... he puts it on ice cream! I added peeled pear chunks with the beets. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2013
I wanted to try this because though I am a big fan of beets- they are not very versatile (every recipe seems to be pickled or roasted with goat cheese!) Only change I made was to use maple syrup. Found it took WAY longer than 10 minutes to cook beets and then recipe was too sweet and cloying with cloves. Was good enough to serve for a casual dinner with parents but wouldn't repeat or even save recipe to tinker with. Next time goat cheese it is... Read More
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