Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 3 mins

Actually my mother used this recipe (except for the vodka--my contribution). Pennsylvania women have used it for years (except for the vodka).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring saved liquid to a boil.
  2. Add cornstarch, salt, vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Simmer until thickened and bubbles.
  4. Add sliced beets to sauce (add vodka at this time).
  5. Heat for three minutes.
Most Helpful

Just what I have been looking for! Like instant pickled beets in thickened cider vinegar and sugar brine. The balance of sweet & sour is perfect. Will try the vodka next time.

rosslare September 29, 2014

Great recipe, gives it a sweet and sour taste. I used raw beets, sliced and boiled.

Borealis Beegirl November 03, 2007

quick. easy. and addictive! Made this recipe for dinner with my parents-in-law. I couldn't stop tasting the glaze - delicious. Didn't have the vodka, so I tried with a half ounce of Brandy - great flavor!

sophiatruman March 04, 2005