• Home
  • Services/Classes
  • Food Writing
  • Cookbooks
  • Travel
  • Sources/Links
  • Contact

Roasted Beet and Apple Relish

October 31, 2012 | Appetizers, Condiments

If you listen to my parents’ stories over the years, you would have thought I spent the first two years of my life spitting baby food beets all over the wallpapered kitchen walls in our tiny house in Bethlehem, PA. I’m not sure why they didn’t figure out that I hated them and to stop feeding them to me. But as an adult, something happened to me.I discovered roasted beets. I still have a lot of people who tell me they hate beets, and I’m pretty sure what they hate is pickled beets (which I still don’t like). But when beets are roasted, they get sweet and caramelized and are irresistible (to me).Last week I did an event where I served a version of this Beet and Goat Cheese Napoleon for the salad course. When I make the napoleons, I use a circular cookie cutter to cut the center out of whole roasted beets. When I do that, I’m left with alot of “scrap” cooked beets. And you know me – I hate to throw out food!So after spending nearly 8 hours cleaning out my office this past weekend, I was quite thrilled to find a page torn from a magazine aboard some flight touting a beet relish from Martha Stewart. I modified the recipe just slightly – her recipe calls for 4 granny smith apples. I had only 3 gala apples, but I also had a pear that had been poached in red wine, so I used that up in the relish as well. Martha advises you can use the relish on a cracker with a dollop of sour cream or serve with smoked trout or cold chicken. I think it would be great with a little goat cheese on a crostini, so plan to serve that during the holidays.

Roasted Beet and Apple Relish
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Adapted from Martha Stewart Living
Author:
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • ½ of a red onion, diced small
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 apples (or part pears), peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 1½ pounds roasted beets, grated on a course grater
Instructions
  1. Combine onion, vinegar, water, sugar and mustard in a saucepan over medium high heat and simmer just until sugar melts, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the apples and beets.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, pour into 4 sterilized pint jars, leaving ¼ inch headspace at the top. Seal with lids and process in a water bath for 15 minutes. Once jars have properly sealed, they will last up to a year in the pantry.

 

Comments

3 Responses | TrackBack URL | Comments Feed

  1. These sound (and look) fantastic! I love beets SO much, in every form, especially pickled :)

    Reply

  2. Bookmarked! I’ve got beets and I’m looking for different flavors to give for the holidays.

    Thanks for cleaning your office and finding this recipe.

    Reply

  3. Beets are my absolutely favorite.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Rate this recipe:  



My Cookbook! --->


TASTING_COLORADO_FRONTCOVER

Restaurant Reviews

  • restaurant roundup
  • kitchen denver sauteed greens with garlic
  • place at the table
  • taste of the nation vail
  • pasta pugliese
  • sushi den sashimi lunch
  • jen surfing collage small

Search by Ingredient

almonds apples arugula Asian avocado bacon basil beans beef beets bison braising broccoli brunch butter cabbage cake carrots cheese chicken chiles chili chocolate cilantro coconut cookies corn cucumber curry dips eggplant eggs feta cheese garlic giveaway goat cheese grilling herbs ice cream Italian kale lamb leftovers lemon lime Mexican mint muffins mushrooms nuts oats olive oil onions pancetta parsley peppers pesto pickles pine nuts pizza plums pork potatoes quinoa rice ricotta roasting salmon sausage shrimp spinach squash stews Thanksgiving tomatoes tuna turkey vegetarian vinegar zucchini

About Michele



Get the Cooking with Michele ® Newsletter
Email:

International Food Blogger Conference 2014 Seattle

Get Involved


Other Stuff

Follow Michele Morris / Cooking with Michele's board Party Food - Great Appetizers on Pinterest.

Top 20 Colorado Cooking Blogs


my foodgawker gallery


Sommelier Courses and Wine Classes from the International Wine Guild Wine School

The International Wine Guild Wine School



Search for recipes from across the web at Foodily.com

certified yummly

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

constant contact badge

Archives