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mum's beet pickles

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sue Fitzpatrick
Whitby, ON

Mum's pickles and relishes, fruits and jams were the best! She left me all these great recipes, but didn't write down any methods. I guess that's why we have the internet eh? Mum always stored things in the coolest spots in the house - cupboards in the basement. Some things have to sit longer before eating them, but I'm sure we were eating things shortly after Mum made them. I'm not a canner, but I think I might try some jams and beet pickles just to see if I can can lol. Wash lots of jars! Mum spoiled me for beet pickles. I have never found any, made or bought that come close.

(1 rating)
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For mum's beet pickles

  • 4 qt
  • 1 Tbsp
    pickling salt
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    white vinegar
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    pickling spice, in a bag

How To Make mum's beet pickles

  • 1
    Clean and boil whole beets until tender
  • 2
    Add a tbsp of pickling salt while cooking.
  • 3
    Peel and cut or slice and put in sterilized jars.
  • 4
    In a pot, add sugar, vinegar, water and pickling spices. Boil for 5 minutes and pour over beets in sterilized jars and seal. Store in a cool, dark place. We were eating them in 3 - 4 weeks and right up til the next canning season.