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                            Orange-Pickled Beets
 
 Recipe By     : Country Living, May 1995
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sauces And Preserves             Mc
                 Vegetables
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   20      small         fresh beets (1 1/4 diam.)
      3/4  cup           distilled white vinegar
      1/2  cup           sugar
      1/3  cup           water
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
    6      whole         cloves
    1      4            cinnamon stick
                         peel of 1 lrg. orange
      1/2  cup           orange juice
 
 Place beets & enough water to cover in a 4-qt saucepan; heat to boiling
 over high heat.  Reduce heat to low, cover & cook beets until fork tender,
 about 35-40 min.
 
 To prepare pickling syrup;  Heat vinegar, sugar, water, salt, cloves,
 cinnamon stick and orange peel to boiling over high heat.  Stir once to
 dissolve sugar.  Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 min.   Remove and discard
 cloves, cinnamon & orange peel.  Stir orange juice into mixture and heat to
 simmering.
 
 Wash & rinse a 1 qt jar, or 2 pt jars and lids. Drain beets, rinse with
 cold water. Cool til easy to handle. Peel and pack into jars.  Add the
 syrup to cover the beets.  Cover jars and refrigerate at least 1 wk before
 serving.
 
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