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Fresh Harvard Beets

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


Fresh Harvard Beets
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This recipe for Fresh Harvard Beets produces sweet-sour beets that have a beautiful bright color and a lovely smooth sauce that doesn't turn gummy.

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  • 3 cups freshly cooked boiled beets
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Slice or dice the beets. In a double boiler, combine sugar, salt, vinegar, corn starch, and cloves. Cook the sauce until it is clear. Add the beets and heat over hot water for 30 minutes -- do not boil. Remove cloves and then add butter just before serving.

Updated Friday, September 21st, 2007

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