Sliced beets are cooked with apple pie spice and mandarin oranges in this easy side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together sugar, vinegar, apple pie spice, and cornstarch in a large, microwave safe bowl until combined.

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  • Cook in microwave on High until the mixture is boiling and has thickened, stirring occasionally, about 2 minutes. Stir the drained beets and mandarin orange segments into the thickened sauce. Allow the beets to reheat in the sauce, do not microwave further, or the mandarin oranges will come apart. Serve either warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

111 calories; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 27.3g 9% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 170.1mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2009
I was looking for something to do with my canned beets and found this recipe. Very good intenons- I would just suggest cutting the sugar it was a bit too sweet for me. I also cut the seasoning just a bit and added some freshly grated ginger and broken pieces of ramen noodle uncooked. Definitly good we ate it all! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
This recipe looked good but i didn't have all the ingredients so i improvised. I cut the sugar in half used 1-1/3 cups white vinegar and 3/4 cup apple juice for the apple cider vinegar and also used 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp allspice and 1 tsp dried ginger for the apple pie spice and used fresh golden beets( about 4 medium sized). To this I also added 1/3 cup dried gogi berries. i then proceeded to braise the whole mixture on the stove in a frying pan on medium heat. when the beets were "al dente" i stirred together 1 tsp cornstarch with 1 cup cold water then added it to the beets. when the sauce thickened i removed from stove and served. Read More
(9)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
This recipe looked good but i didn't have all the ingredients so i improvised. I cut the sugar in half used 1-1/3 cups white vinegar and 3/4 cup apple juice for the apple cider vinegar and also used 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp allspice and 1 tsp dried ginger for the apple pie spice and used fresh golden beets( about 4 medium sized). To this I also added 1/3 cup dried gogi berries. i then proceeded to braise the whole mixture on the stove in a frying pan on medium heat. when the beets were "al dente" i stirred together 1 tsp cornstarch with 1 cup cold water then added it to the beets. when the sauce thickened i removed from stove and served. Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
01/14/2009
I was looking for something to do with my canned beets and found this recipe. Very good intenons- I would just suggest cutting the sugar it was a bit too sweet for me. I also cut the seasoning just a bit and added some freshly grated ginger and broken pieces of ramen noodle uncooked. Definitly good we ate it all! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2010
Fixed it last night and followed it exactly. Easy and excellent. We love harvard beets but this is even better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2011
Just made this recipe. It hasn't chilled yet and I wanted to try it chilled but smells great. Warm was o.k. but not special to me. I love spiced chilled foods. I just wanted to give a hint to new cooks after you microwave the cider and spices stand back when you open the microwave! It will open your sinuses. I'm giving 5 star for ease and cost. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/17/2012
This was a really tasty surprise. Looking at all of the ingredients it is kind of hard to imagine how they could go together. It was almost like pickled beets with a citrus twist. I chilled this and we ate it as a cold salad. I would definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2016
3.9.16 This one just didn't work for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
I used fresh just steamed beets and a chopped up orange so didn't make exactly the same recipe. Oh and 45 seconds in my microwave was very sufficient; if I'd done 2 minutes I'm certain I would have had a rock crystal... In any case I had doubts especially right after microwaving the mix. I thought "oh this is going to be horrible..." but I was WRONG! It turned out really really good. It will definitely become a regular during the growing season. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2015
Can't say that I cared for the addition of the oranges in this. I used a saucepan on the stove top not microwave. I reserved about a half cup or more of the beet juice to stir into the cornstarch. 1/4 cup vinegar didn't seem like enough liquid. Husband liked it. Read More