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glazed baby beets

Glazed Baby Beets

This is a quick and super tasty way to prepare beets that will be devoured. The fruit juice adds a sweet-tartness that complements the sweet-earthiness of the beets deliciously! Because baby beets have such tender skins they do not need to be peeled, just give them a good scrubbing. Adapted from an Alton Brown recipe


  • 1 bunch baby beets
  • 2/3 C apricot or orange juice
  • 1 T white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves or chopped parsley (optional)

  • Trim beets of their greens, leaving about 1” (reserve the greens for another use cuz’ they’re tasty too). Add the beets and juice to a sauté pan, cover and cook over medium high heat for 10 minutes.

  • Add the vinegar & honey, cover and cook for another 10 minutes.

  • Remove from heat and let rest for a final 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves or chopped fresh parsley if you wish to add a little green brightness. So simple and so good!