Rating: 5 stars 4.8
15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This recipe is close to my own grandmothers recipe. I think she would be proud of me as I do not have her original recipe.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day 1 hr
Servings:
20
Yield:
5 pints
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sterilize 5 (1 pint) jars with lids and rings. Keep hot.n

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  • Place beets into a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until beets are tender enough to pierce with a fork, but not mushy. Drain and cool, reserving 2 1/2 cups of the water from the beets. When beets are cool enough to handle, peel and trim the ends. Cut into wedges or chunks if desired and pack into hot jars.n

  • While the beets are cooking, combine the sugar, vinegar, pickling salt, lemon juice and clove oil in a large saucepan or pot. Bring to a boil. Pour the hot brine over the beets in the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Wipe the rims with a clean towel and seal with lids and rings. Set at room temperature for 24 hours, then store in the refrigerator. Wait a few days before eating to allow beets to soak up the flavor.n

Tips

For safety when canning and preserving foods, contact your local extension for guidelines in your area that will be specific to your altitude. Click here to read more about canning and preserving.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 37.9g; fat 0.2g; sodium 412.8mg. Full Nutrition
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