Pickled Eggs and Red Beets, Pennsylvania Dutch Style

Pickled Eggs and Red Beets, Pennsylvania Dutch Style created by ChrisF

Learned to love this when we lived in Pennsylvania. It's a special treat for my son. From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947

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ingredients

  • 1 pint small beet (canned beets are fine)
  • 14 cup sugar (I use granulated, but you can use brown also)
  • 12 cup vinegar
  • 12 cup water (I use beet juice for brighter color)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon whole mixed pickling spice
  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled

directions

  • Cook, drain, and skin beets if not using canned.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, except eggs.
  • Pour over beets and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Place eggs in a large jar and pour cooled beet mixture over.
  • Place in the refrigerator.
  • Let pickle at least two days before using.
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"Learned to love this when we lived in Pennsylvania. It's a special treat for my son. From the US Regional Cookbook, Chicago Culinary Arts Institute, 1947"

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  1. Marietta Mary Lou
    I had fresh beets and looked to Food.com for something different to do with them. This recipe tastes wonderful already, Can't wait for the 2 or 3 days to be up so I can "legally" start eating! I made my own pickling spice, with one of the recipes on this website. It is kind of nice to be able to customize the flavors. When I was a kid in the early '50s rural local bars would have huge glass jars of pickled eggs on the bar. They were neither red nor sweet nor very good, as I recall. With that in mind, it is a wonder I chose this recipe. Very glad I did! Thank you, MollyPaul!
  2. lbandbuggy
    My grandmother made these for the holidays, but without the sugar. I love them with the sugar even better! The only thing is I have to make at least 2 dozen!
  3. LizzieP
    My favorite thing as a child! I remember my grandmother making these for special occasions. I absolutely loved them then and I still do!
  4. Barb in WNY
    My husband doesn't often cooked but he made these and loved them. He said they were like the ones he had as a child in PA.
  5. ChrisF
    Pickled Eggs and Red Beets, Pennsylvania Dutch Style Created by ChrisF
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