I looked around and decided on 10 of these regular beets. They had beautiful candy cane and golden beets but one thing at a time, right?
When you get them home, wash them like you would potatoes. Then place them in water and bring the water to a boil. Keep them boiling for 15 minutes.
Now you get to peel them. I have some really awesome gloves that came with one of those Ronco rotesseries no one wants to admit they own. The gloves are amazing though. lol Basically I just scraped the peels off of them with the edge of my knife and rinsed with water.
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon whole allspice berries
- 1 1/2 kosher salt
- 3 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 cups of the water that you boiled the beets in
While this is cooking, slice your beets into discs. When your mixture is done cooking, remove the cinnamon sticks. Pack beets into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Pour or ladle the hot liquid into the jars measuring the 1/4 inch headspace.
Remove the air bubbles. Clean the rims of your jars and adjust the 2 piece caps. Place in hot canning water and process for 30 minutes.
Let them cool thoroughly. If they all seal properly, they can be stored for one year. I went ahead and enjoyed some the next day. I was really tickled with the way they turned out. Quite like I remembered!!