Beets with Apples in Special Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This sauce is addictive. Feel free to adjust the quantities of beets and apples according to your taste.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) cansliced beets, , drained with liquid reserved
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice (fresh, if posible)
  • 14 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning mix (or other sodium-free spice)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tart green apple, peeled and sliced


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, combine ¼ cup of the beet liquid, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, brown sugar and cornstarch; mix well.
  2. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear.
  3. Stir in beets and apple.
  4. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Serve warm.
  6. Freeze leftovers.


Most Helpful

This was a delightful side dish, with the balsamic/lemon/sugar forming a beautiful glaze for the beets and apples. I paired this with Herb & Garlic roast Pork Tenderloin #116612 by Marie and it was the perfect pairing. Thank you Miller for another outstanding recipe. Your legacy lives on, and may you rest in peace.

BonnieZ July 06, 2005

Thanks for a great side dish. We love beets, and I enjoy finding good ways to use them. This is high on the list.

Darkhunter August 24, 2003

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