A hint of cinnamon makes this pickled beets recipe a winner.
When canning beets you need to process in a pressure canner.
But with pickling, vinegar is added and acidifies the beets. Therefore, pickled beets can be processed safely in
a Water Bath Canner
My recommendation is to do this recipe in pints.
Gather your canning supplies
- Beets - enough to make 3 quarts
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1T whole allspice
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 1/2 cups vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups water
preparing jars, and get water in your canner
for full directions)
Wash beets- Cut
stems to about 2 inches, and leave on the tap root. This will help keep
the color when you boil the beets to loosen the skins.
beets -Cook beets in boiling water until
skins will slip off.
will take a couple of minutes. It helps
to scrape a spoon against the beets while cooking to see when
the skins start to scrape off easily.
- I often have a variety of sizes of beets.
I try to sort my beets and cook those of similar size
together. The larger ones will take a little longer to loosen the
water and cool in
very cold water. When cool enough to handle, use your hands
slip the skins off. Use a knife for the stubborn spots. Cut
the tops and tap roots at this point.
Slice or chop
your beets to the desired size. I usually slice or cut into chunks.
- Combine -vinegar, water, sugar, cinnamon,
Bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove cinnamon sticks.
beets into hot canning
jars, leaving 1-inch head space.
in jars with hot vinegar solution leaving 1-inch head space.
Remove air bubbles with a plastic knife or other small tool.
I like to use an orange peeler.
Wipe rims clean and process according to water
This makes 6 pints.
pints and quarts- process for 30 minutes
Adjustments for Boiling
Water Bath Canner
|Altitude in Feet
||Increase processing time
|| 5 minutes
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