Honey Harvard Beets Recipe
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Honey Harvard Beets Recipe

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This rich, sweet dish was served on my first visit to my new in-laws 40 years ago. It's a colorful family favorite compatible with other fresh garden vegetables such as cabbage and green beans.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) sliced beets
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 185 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 413mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. Drain beets, reserving 1/2 cup juice; set beets aside. In a large saucepan, combine cornstarch and reserved juice until smooth. Stir in the vinegar, honey and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the butter and beets; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Honey Harvard Beets in Reminisce February/March 2007, p 48

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AvidcookGAtoCA User ID: 7617506 254098
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"I am not a big fan of beets, but since my husband loves them, I try to add them to our meals once in a while. Usually they make their appearance as cold, pickled beets which gets rather boring. I must say that even I liked beets prepared this way. It is an easy recipe with simple ingredients. I think it was the honey that made this beets taste so darn good.I will be preparing these Honey Harvard Beets again! Thanks for sharing and saving me from boring pickled beets."

chickluvs2cook User ID: 3328929 252489
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2016

"I love beets...cold & pickled are my I thought I would try this warm version for something new. Yum!!! This is a great alternative to your typical go-to side dish."

redcow User ID: 47124 147836
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"Just cooked fresh beets from the garden and searched for a quick way to serve them. This recipe is so easy. Cooked the sauce in the microwave. Flavor of honey could make a difference in taste. Will make again."

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