Candied Pickled Beets | From Garden to Table

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This 75+ year old step-by-step, from garden to table, canning recipe is a great way to get children and adults to eat beets and enjoy the wonderful benefits of them.  No pressure or boiling bath needed.
Beets are packed with vitamins, minerals and have medicinal benefits.
Eating beets can:

  1. Lower blood pressure
  2. Improve heart health
  3. Fight inflammation
  4. Support brain health
  5. Help prevent cancer
  6. Better athletic performance
  7. Aid in digestive health
  8. Help you lose weight.  

WOW! All that and them some is packed in this powerhouse vegetable that is easy to grow and process.

Just 3.5 ounces of cooked beets contain:

  • Calories: 44
  • Protein: 1.7 grams
  • Fat: 0.2 grams
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 6% of the RDI
  • Folate: 20% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 3% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 6% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 9% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 16% of the RDI
  • Iron: 4% of the RDI

Beets also contain inorganic nitrates and pigments, both of which are plant compounds that have a number of health benefits.
*RDI = Reference Daily Intake

And in this homemade canning recipe you'll have the added health benefits
of apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves!

What you'll need to make delicious Candied Pickled Beets.
Ingredients For Candied Pickled Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse
2 Cups Reserved Beet Water  ( See recipe below)
2 Rounded Cups Pure White Cane Sugar
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves
1 Teaspoon Allspice
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
Fresh, harvested, prepared organic beets
(Detroit Red Or Ruby Queen works best)

Let's can some awesome beets!

Harvest beets when they are no bigger than a golf ball.
Organic Harvested Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Wash, removing all dirt.
Washing Organic Beets Outdoors - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Inspect each beet, removing any dead leaves and debris.
Inspecting Organic Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Stand beets upright in a crate and let rest overnight in a cool area.
Organic Beets In Milk Crates - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Next day:  Cut off leaves, leaving 2" of stem above the beet. 
Do not remove root.

Cutting Off Beet Leaves, Leaving 2" Of Stem - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

While cutting off leaves, fill a large pot with hot water, bring to a boil.
Filling Large Pot With Hot Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Only prepare enough beets to can up to 7 pints at once.
Prepared Beets For Canning - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Add prepared beets to boiling water. Be careful, water is hot!
Prepared Beets In Boiling Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Boil beets 10 minutes or until fork tender.
Beet Timer 10 Minutes - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Meanwhile fill sink with cold water and ice.
Filling Sink With Cold Water And Ice - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Fork tender beets in about 10 minutes.
Fork Tender Organic Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Remove beets from water and place in large stainless steel bowl.
Removing Beets From Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

In another pot, strain 2 cups of beet water to make syrup.
Remove And Strain 2 Cups Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Place beets in ice water. 
Cooked Beets In Ice Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Make Candied Pickling Syrup.
Add the following ingredients to the reserved Beet Water.

2 Rounded Cups Pure Cane Sugar
Adding Sugar To Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Adding 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar To Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

1 Cup White Distilled Vinegar.
Adding 1 Cup White Distilled Vinegar to Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

1 Teaspoon Whole Cloves.
Adding 1 Teaspoon Whole Clove To Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

1 Teaspoon Allspice.
Adding 1 Teaspoon Allspice To Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

1 Tablespoon Cinnamon.
Adding 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon To Beet Water - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Stir all ingredients and set aside.
Prepare cooked beets, removing roots, skins, and stems.
Easily done by rubbing beets with your hands.
Removing Cooked Beet Stem - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Cooked beets should be free of all skins, roots, and stems.
Cleaned Cooked Beet - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Add cooked, prepared beets to candied pickling syrup.
Adding Cooked Prepare Beets to Candied Pickling Syrup - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Bring beets and pickling syrup to a rolling boil. 
Beets In Candied Pickling Syrup Rolling Boil - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Boil beets in candied pickling syrup for 10 Minutes.
Boiling Timer For Candied Pickled Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Remove from heat and pack into hot, sterile, pint canning jars*.
Packing Hot Candied Pickled Beets Into Canning Jars - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Add Candied Pickling Syrup to 1/2" to top of jar.
Adding Hot Candied Pickling Syrup To Beets In Jars - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Wipe top of jar with warm damp cloth to clean.
Wiping Canning Jar Top - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Seal jar tightly with hot, sterile lids and bands*.
Sealing Hot Candied Pickled Beets With Lids On Canning Jars - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

Place filled Candied Pickled Beets jar on towel on countertop.
Homemade Candied Pickled Beets In Jars - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

And wait for the pops to ensure all jars have sealed.

Allow the beets to remain in jars at least 24 hours before tasting
for best flavor.
Delicious Organic Candied Pickled Beets - Miss Mable's Farmhouse

*Just a note: 
I did not include steps for sterilizing jars and lids in the photos above. 
To sterilize jars, place jars in sink and fill with boiling water or if your
household tap water is at least 95 degrees, you can just fill the jars with hot
water from your sink.
To sterilize lids and rings, place them in a 2 quart sauce pan, cover completely
with water and bring to a boil. Use tongs to remove lids and rings from water
to place them onto the jars.

Thanks for checking out my grandmother's 75 year old recipe for canning 
homemade Candied Pickled Beets.  
It's the only way I'll eat beets. 
Give this fantastic way of preserving beets a try and reap their healthy benefits
any time of the year!
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