Laurie Lott Recipe

PURPLE PICKLED EGGS

By Laurie Lott TendHerHart


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I have been eating these purple pickled eggs my whole life. They are tangy yet sweet. Definitely an, EGG-STROARDINARY treat!!!

Ingredients

2
doz. hard boiled eggs (peeled)
3 can(s)
whole beets
white vinegar
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Hard boil eggs and peel. Place eggs in a deep container such as a gallon jar (I use a gallon glass jar with a wide mouth opening and lid).
2
Carefully open cans of beets and pour beet juice in a separate bowl. Drop beets on top of peeled eggs in jar/container.
3
Measure the beet juice from the 3 cans of beets and carefully pour juice into a good size sauce pan.
4
To the beet juice, add equal parts white sugar and white vinegar (ie...2c beet juice, 2c sugar, 2c white vinegar ((do not use apple cider vinegar, it changes the flavor completely))
5
Heat beet juice, sugar, and vinegar until it almost is ready to boil, stirring occassionally to insure sugar disolves.
6
Remove juice mixture when ready to boil and carefull pour hot mixture over beets and eggs.
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Do not stir until mixture is totally cooled down. This allows weight of beets to hold eggs down and keeps them immersed in the hot beet juice mixture.
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I let my eggs set overnight before I stir them. You do not need to refrigerate these eggs because the vinegar pickles them. They will keep for 2 weeks.
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I make my purple pickled eggs 3 days before I will need them to ensure a good pickling and a deep purple color. The longer they pickle, the better they are!
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EXTRA TIP: these eggs make a great sandwich with some mayonaise, salt and pepper
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REMEMBER: Always use equal parts of beet juice, white sugar, and white vinegar.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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27 Comments

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Patricia VanBuren Patvb
Jun 14, 2014
I have always used Apple Cider vinegar and my family loves them. My mother taught me to pickle beets and eggs over 50 years ago like this.
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Mary Eaton Maryellen123
Jun 14, 2014
I have read picked eggs can last for months without refrigerating. Why these only 2 weeks?
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Patricia VanBuren Patvb
Apr 8, 2014
This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. She always used apple cider vinegar and it is very good. You can made smaller batches of this as long as you used equal parts beet juice, vinegar and sugar/
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Janie Lockyer Jani4440
Apr 7, 2014
I have been looking for a recipe for pickled eggs. Thank you for posting. They look delicious and I can't wait to fix them for Easter!
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Crystal :-) mrscrystal2you
Mar 27, 2014
Dear heavens...I will be making these...I LOVE BOTH! YUM!