Tickled Pink Pickled Eggs or Pretty in Pink Pickled Eggs

Total Time
120hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 120 hrs

My mom made these all the time when I was a little girl and I loved them. These eggs are such a pretty color when they're done and although they look nice they're very spicy and bite you back when you bite into them! They're quite pretty sliced over a salad or as an appetizer on the buffet table or just eat the yummy things for no other reason than the fact that you want a cute, spicy, pickled egg! They get their gorgeous color from the beets which are delish too. The onion rings can be used to garnish a salad as well. Heck, use all the goodies from the jar; you just can't go wrong with this one.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 dozen hard-boiled eggs, shelled
  • 2 (15 ounce) canswhole baby beets, undrained (use a good quality canned beet for the best color and can size is approximate.)
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar hot chili peppers (these are small hot yellow peppers and jar size is approximate)
  • 1 large onion, sliced into rings
  • apple cider vinegar


  1. In a gallon jar dump in the yellow chili peppers, juice and all.
  2. Then dump in the undrained beets over the peppers.
  3. Place the sliced onion rings on top of the beets.
  4. Then place the shelled, whole eggs in on top of the onion rings.
  5. Pour vinegar over everything to cover, making sure that all the ingredients are immersed in the vinegar, beet juice & chili juice.
  6. Put the lid on the jar or cover it with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 5 to 7 days.
  7. As I said, these are just gorgeous sliced and the beets and onions are yummy too. I don't eat the peppers because they're just too hot for me, but the brave may want to munch on them as well.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

These were easy and came out very well. I have never had pickled eggs before, but wanted to try them. I have to admit that they are an acquired taste! Luckily, I acquired that taste. I did not find them very hot. Made for PAC, Fall 2009.

threeovens September 21, 2009

Wow-these eggs really pack a punch! I like this recipe as an alternative to the normal pickle tasting/sweet ones and I couldn't resist because of the color! They are a great addition in cobb salad, potato salad, tuna salad. Make a great egg salad-a little mayo and sweet pickles-on wheat crackers! Thank you, Piper Lee, for a great recipe!!! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.

Mrs.Jack October 28, 2008

Hot stuff to say the least and just loved the color even after only three days in the jar. Will do these again but found that a full jar of hot chili peppers was just too much for our taste buds. I'll decrease that amount by half the next time around and there definitely will be a next time. Thanks for sharing this recipe Piper Lee, my boys just loved these!

Julie B's Hive February 25, 2007