HISTORY This recipe is one from the Madawaska Historial Society's REUNION FAMILIES' FAVORITE RECIPES. Copies of the cookbook may be ordered directly from the Historical Society, Madawaska, Maine 04756. This recipe is a Pelletier Family Reunion recipe which comes from Marie Sirois Pelletier. 
  • 4 cup cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 cup white sugar
  • pinch of clove sprigs
  • several medium size beets
PREPARATION Wash and cut off tops of beets, leaving 1-inch stem. Cook until tender; drain all liquid and discard. In a saucepan, mix vinegar, sugar and salt. Boil until all the sugar is dissolved. Peel, slice or cube in bite sizes and place in clean sterile jars. Add a couple of clove springs in each jar. Pour and cover beets with vinegar. Steam 5 minutes to seal cover. Store in a cool place.
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