Pickled Beets


Rate this Recipe: 

No votes yet

Pickled beets provide lively color as well as lively taste.


quarts cooked and peeled small beets
2 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons pickling salt
1 tablespoon whole allspice
3-1/2 cups vinegar
1-1/2 cups water
2 whole cinnamon sticks


To cook beets, wash and drain them, leaving 2 inches of stems and the taproots. Cover with boiling water and cook until tender. Set aside. Combine remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Pack beets into jars, leaving ½-inch headspace, cutting large beets in half if necessary. Remove cinnamon sticks from brine. Bring brine to a boil and pour over beets, leaving ½-inch headspace. Cover and process for 30 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

Cooking & Recipes


Makes about 6 pints.

Preparation Method

Leave a Comment

Free Beginners Garden Guide

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners!
Your complete guide on how to grow a vegetable garden—from scratch!


You will also be subscribed to our Almanac Companion Newsletter


Solar Energy Production Today

0.10 kWh

Live data from the solar array at The Old Farmer's Almanac offices in Dublin, NH.