Beets, Harvard Style

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Serves: 6 | Serving Size: 1 cup


6-8 medium beets, about 6-8 cups pre-sliced beets
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup orange juice


  1. Cook beets, covered in boiling water for 35-50 minutes.
  2. Cool slightly, cut off the ends of the beets, rub off skins under cold water, and slice.
  3. Combine sugar and corn starch.
  4. In a small pot, melt butter. Add the sugar and corn starch mixture, and 1/2 cup orange juice. Mix well. Simmer 5 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Pour over beets. Mix and serve.


  • Canned beets (sliced or whole) can be used in this recipe instead of whole fresh beets.
  • If using canned beets skip steps #1 and #2.
  • Decrease sugar to 1/4 cup for the glaze to be less sweet.

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