Pickled Beets & Eggs Anyone?

My husband grew up in central Pennsylvania, not far from Pennsylvania Dutch Country, where the Amish communities still reside today. When I first visited the area with him many years ago, I was treated to some amazing food. Never mind the fact that his mother was an amazing cook and his dad a chef, the local cuisine had a few culinary dishes that I had never tasted. One in particular that he likes to make this time of year is pickled beets with hard- boiled eggs.

Pickled Beets and Eggs

Fresh beets ~ pickled beets & eggs ~ gardenmatter.com

Yes, my husband makes them. He is a very good cook. His signature dish is “pasta with homemade sauce, meatballs, chicken and sausage” originally adapted from his Italian grandmother.

Mason Jar ~ pickled beets & eggs ~ gardenmatter.com

These are super yummy in salads and they make a great snack too. Such a beautiful color and even if you are not a fan of beets you will probably love the pickled eggs.

Salad with Pickled beets and eggs ~ gardenmatter.com



Pickled Beets & Eggs


  • 3 large beets washed- remove all but 1-2 inches of the stem
  • 1 c . cider vinegar
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c . water
  • 1 t . clove powder
  • 1 t . allspice
  • 1 t . cinnamon
  • 3 hard boiled eggs peeled


  1. Boil the beets in water until they are fork tender.
  2. Peel and slice the beets.
  3. Place beets and eggs in a 1 quart mason jar.
  4. Pour vinegar, sugar and water into a saucepan. Add spices and bring to a boil. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Pour the liquid over the beets and eggs. Allow to cool slightly before moving to the refrigerator.
  6. The eggs will be ready to eat in a day or two. The beets can be left in the jar for up to two weeks.


Here's a recipe for pickled beets eggs from Pennsylvania Dutch origins. Tasty, beautiful and easy to make. Use in salads or simply as a snack.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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