- 8 whole fresh beets
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- Dash pepper
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 medium navel orange, halved and sliced, optional
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
- Place beets in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Peel and slice; place in a serving bowl and keep warm.
- In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and pepper; stir in orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in orange slices if desired and peel. Pour over beets. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Beets in Orange Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p18
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