Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

I'm the only one in my family that adores beets, so when I do make them it's got to be very special, like these luscious beety babes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the beets in a roasting pan.
  3. Dot with 1 tablespoon of margarine, and roast the beets, covered, for about 30 minutes.
  4. Melt the other 2 tablespoons of margarine in the microwave.
  5. Stir in the maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice.
  6. Pour this mixture over the beets.
  7. Bake, covered, for another 30 minutes, or until the beets are tender and the sauce is thick.
  8. Sprinkle with the lemon zest and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a nice change from Harvard beets etc. We have beets quite of ten and this will join in the ranks of our favorite. It is so easy and the lemon gives some zip in combination with the Maple syrup Thanks Mirj -

Bergy December 16, 2002

if fresh beets out of season, use same amounts of canned and proceed exactly the same as mirj, but eliminate 30 minutes in oven-hers is VERY EASY and JUST DELICIOUS !!!!!! Thanks Mirj

nightowl1 July 26, 2003

This is a great recipe! Easy to prepare and tasty, too! Thanks for a keeper!

Outta Here June 15, 2008