Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins

A wonderful combination of sweet and sour, you won't be sorry if you try this recipe! This recipe can also be made using about 15-18 larger beets.


  1. In a large pot cook the unpeeled beets until fork-tender (do not overcook) cool and then remove the skins.
  2. Slice into about 1/4-inch thick or cut into cubes.
  3. Pack snuggly into the canning jars (be careful not to bruise).
  4. In a large saucepan combine the sugar, water, vinegar, ground cloves, allspice, cinnamon and whole cloves; bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes (no sugar granules should remain).
  5. Quickly pour over the beets in the jars, leaving 3/4-inch headspace (the liquid should go no further than the shoulder of the jar!).
  6. Process in a boiling water bath for 12 minutes.
  7. Cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

WOW!!!!! I LOVED these beets. Back in the dark ages when I was young I canned but got away from it. This year I planted a garden with lots of beets and had to can. Couldn't find my receipt so found this one. WOW. Found my receipt and made the second bach using the plain jane brine. Ended up draining juice and redoing the beats with this brine. Thank You

pjzahn May 22, 2009

My favorite pickled beets, so full of flavor. I can these and they are wonderful. I eat some beets out of the container than add some peeled hard boiled eggs. so wonderful. you wont be dissappointed. lots of spice, oh so nice! thanks for posting im makeing my fourth batch.

Holly_snics October 25, 2008

AWESOME!! Just about sums it up in one word. These beats went over so well, that I am making jars of them for Christmas presents with little recipe tags.

Maggie's Cooking December 07, 2010