Quarter cooked, peeled beets and place in a large bowl along with peeled, boiled eggs and chopped shallot. In a medium saucepan, mix vinegar, apple juice, water, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring often. Remove from heat and pour over beets and eggs. Allow this mixture to come to room temperature. Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid. Cover and refrigerate for at least 24 hours before serving.
*As a time saving option, 1 can (16-oz) drained, sliced organic beets may be substituted.
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