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Sweet & Sour Beets

 Sweet & Sour Beets
The slight sweet-sour flavor and hint of orange found in every bite make these beets hard to resist. They’re a must on my family’s Christmas menu.—Dottie Kilpatrick, Wilmington, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1-3/4 pounds whole fresh beets
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  • 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 quarter beets; keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, in another large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch
  • and salt; stir in vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook
  • and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in marmalade and
  • butter until melted. Reduce heat to low. Add beets; heat through.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 165 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 218 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.