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Beets in Orange Sauce

To ensure your family eats their veggies, why not top your beets with an irresistible orange glaze! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 8 whole fresh beets
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium navel orange, halved and sliced, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest


  • Place beets in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool slightly. Peel and slice; place in a serving bowl and keep warm.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and pepper; stir in orange juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in orange slices if desired and zest. Pour over beets.
Editor's Note: A 15-ounce can of sliced beets may be substituted for the fresh beets. Drain the canned beets and omit the first step of the recipe.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 63 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 39mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Rebecca
    Jun 22, 2020

    I roast beets (in a foil packet, olive oil, s

  • Docsbob
    Jun 9, 2015

    Not a beet person myself but this was quite good

  • u141146
    Feb 29, 2012

    Very good will be serving this dish often, will also try apricot preserves or orange marmalade to see how they taste.

  • elsnana
    Oct 17, 2010

    I was looking for a way to fancy up beets for Thanksgiving dinner & thought this would be great, and it was!! Everybody commented on how good it was. I also discovered that it is just as good as a cold side. A bit like pickled beets only with out the vinegar! I will definitely be making this again!

  • sdonoghue
    Jul 25, 2010

    These are amazing!

  • 02Leo1937
    Nov 30, 2009

    Have been making this recipe for over 30 years....use either canned or fresh beets....can substitute cornstarch for butter and flour to make the rue....orginally got this recipe off the can of Libbys Beets.

  • patsyo5672
    Nov 14, 2006

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  • karen
    Jan 30, 2006

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