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Easy Pickled Eggs Recipe
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Easy Pickled Eggs

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"Classic purple pickled eggs. This brings back such fond memories of every Easter and Christmas at my grandmothers. This is easiest recipe I know and we no longer do it any other way."

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Original recipe makes 12 eggs Change Servings
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    12 mins

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  1. Place egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, and cool under cold running water. Once the eggs cool for a bit, roll the eggs back and forth on the counter to crush the shells, then return to the cold water for up to an hour. They will peel very easily then.
  2. Place the peeled eggs in a large bowl or large wide mouthed jar with a lid. Pour in the pickled beets and juice. Add onions if you are using. Let them set in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours - 2 days is best if you can wait that long. Turn jar or stir once or twice to be sure that the eggs are evenly colored. Slice eggs in half and arrange on a tray to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 13, 2008

This will make them better: Drain the beet liquid into a small saucepan. Add 1/4 c. sugar and 1/4 c. of cider vinegar. Simmer while stirring for 5 minutes. Put eggs into container and top with onions if using them and then beets , add liquid. Refrigerate for at least 48 hours, 4 days is best. Be sure to stir or shake container once or twice a day for even color. I usually use a max of 8 eggs with this recipe.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2007

I tasted one after 24 hrs, and decided to add some apple cider vinegar as I like a bit of a twang to my pickled eggs. They were ok. I doubt I'll make them again.


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Jul 03, 2005

I have been eating these my whole life (68) and they have always had a couple tablespoon of cider vinegar in them. Maybe this is a Pennsylvania Dutch thing

Dec 19, 2005

The easiest recipe I know of...to answer Donnadeety's question, no you don't add cider vinegar as the pickeled beet juice contains it already

Aug 18, 2007

I have even made pickled deviled eggs for an interesting color twist

Jul 11, 2011

This was so handy! My family has been making pickled eggs with beets for as long as I can remember.. Best of all these eggs didn't make it 24 hours! One down fall it did have was the longer they sat the sweeter they got. So to keep it like my family makes it I did add 1/4 c. of cider vinegar. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 09, 2006

Well, it was really difficult to wait 2 days but I did! We thought these were very good, I did add minced garlic. These make such a great 'on the run' snack for me!

Mar 26, 2012

Are you serious? Where the heck is the vinegar?


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  • Calories
  • 48 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.2 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 93 mg
  • 31%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 81 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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