Beets with Apples and Onions

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Courtesy of: Ame West, West Orchards Farm Market


  • 4 beets
  • 2 tart apples
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • About 1 1/2 Tbs butter

Steam the beets over boiling water until tender-firm when pierced with the tip of a knife, 30-45 minutes depending on their size. When they’re cool enough to handle, peel, then dice into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in a bowl.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 1-quart baking dish. Core the apples, but do not peel. Cut into small cubes; you should have about 2 cups. Add to the bowl along with the onion, salt, lemon juice, and nutmeg. If you favor extra sweetness, add the sugar. Toss well.

Place the vegetables in the prepared baking dish and dot the top with butter. Cover and bake until the apples are tender and the favors have melded, about 1 hour. Serve right from the oven, warm, or even chilled.