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Pink Pickled Eggs Recipe

Updated on March 21, 2016
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Start a Tradition of Pink Pickled Eggs for Easter

Hard-boiled eggs pickled with beets and their juice make for a pretty pink side dish or salad that's both fun and delicious!
Hard-boiled eggs pickled with beets and their juice make for a pretty pink side dish or salad that's both fun and delicious! | Source

Pink Pickled Eggs and Beets for Easter or Anytime

Easter at our house, since I was a kid, has always included pink pickled eggs. They're fun, they're easy to make, they're pretty, they taste delicious, and it doesn't have to be Easter to make and enjoy them! Below you'll find my easy pickled eggs recipe.

"Do pickled eggs taste like pickles?"

In case you're wondering, pickled eggs don't really taste like pickles. I'm not sure how to describe what they taste like, but "tangy" comes to mind. If you're not sure that you'd like them, pick up a can of beets at the store, dedicate a half-dozen eggs to the cause and give them a try. It'll be a fun experiment (involve the kids!) and you might end up loving the taste.

Follow the simple instructions below. There's a photo gallery, too, so you can see how the eggs look as they progress through several days of pickling. I think they're best at day four or five (when they're really more purple than pink) so if you're planning to serve these for Sunday dinner (or for Easter), start them the Tuesday or Wednesday before. They make a nice side salad, sliced with or without beets atop a bed of lettuce or lettuce leaf. And since they're eggs, they're good for you, too.

Enjoy!

First, Boil the Eggs - Follow these three easy steps for perfect hard-cooked eggs every time.

Foolproof Boiled Eggs, Step by Step


Step 1 Place eggs in saucepan; cover with water. Add about a teaspoon of white vinegar or a pinch of baking soda to the water. I've recently discovered that baking soda seems to really work to make the boiled eggs easy to peel.

Step 2 Heat the water just to a boil. Cover the pan and remove from heat. Set the timer for 10 minutes.

Step 3 After 10 minutes are up, uncover the pan and run cold water over the eggs as you empty the hot water into the sink. Run the cold water for a couple of minutes, until the eggs begin to cool. Empty the water from the pan.

The eggs are now ready to peel and use in a recipe, or store them in the refrigerator, in a covered bowl, until ready to peel and eat.

TIP: Start with eggs that are a week or so old. They'll peel easier than eggs that are fresh.

Serve pink pickled eggs and beets sliced, on a bed of shredded lettuce.
Serve pink pickled eggs and beets sliced, on a bed of shredded lettuce.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 30 minutes including boiling the eggs

Total Time: Two to three days

Serves: Six

Ingredients

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs - peeled
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 can whole beets with liquid (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 4 whole cloves
  • shredded lettuce or greens

Instructions

  1. Place peeled eggs (whole) in a bowl or jar.
  2. Mix vinegar, beet liquid, sugar, salt, onion, and cloves; pour over eggs. Add beets.
  3. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 3 days. Slice eggs and beets; serve on a bed of lettuce or greens.
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Tip: Start the Eggs a Few Days Ahead of Time

Start the eggs two to three days ahead of serving day. If you're planning to serve them on Easter Sunday, put the recipe together on Wednesday for optimal color and flavor.

"Beet Eggs" Recipe in Pictures, Step By Step

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Use the liquid from the can of beets in the recipe.Close the jar, place in the refrigerator for two to three days.Slice the eggs and beets and serve on a bed of shredded lettuce.After another day, the color is more intense.Both the color and the flavor are perfect at day four.  Enjoy!
Use the liquid from the can of beets in the recipe.
Use the liquid from the can of beets in the recipe.
Close the jar, place in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Close the jar, place in the refrigerator for two to three days.
Slice the eggs and beets and serve on a bed of shredded lettuce.
Slice the eggs and beets and serve on a bed of shredded lettuce.
After another day, the color is more intense.
After another day, the color is more intense.
Both the color and the flavor are perfect at day four.  Enjoy!
Both the color and the flavor are perfect at day four. Enjoy!

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      That would be fabulous, Margaret! I hope your husband enjoys them. I appreciate your visit!

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      Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

      Susan, I'm not fond of hard-cooked eggs but my husband loves them (and we both love beets, pickled, roasted or any other way), so I'll probably make your pretty pink pickled eggs recipe for him. Love the color!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Coffee-Break: I hope you enjoy the result! My husband loves these and is very happy that I finally got on the ball and got a batch started for Easter, even though I am running a bit late.

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      The eggs look great. I will try it with the first occasion.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @MomtoHanna: Oddly enough, I've never had any that weren't pink! Always good to find someone else who's even heard of pickled eggs. Seems most people don't have any idea what they've been missing. :)

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      MomtoHanna 3 years ago

      I love pickled eggs... but have never had them pink before!! My grandpa ALWAYS had a jar of pickled eggs around. :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @acreativethinker: Thanks, I appreciate that! You have a great day, too!

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      acreativethinker 3 years ago

      This is a very unique way to present eggs! Nice idea and lens. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a great day. :)

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Vickie Moses: Hope you do and hope you enjoy them!

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      Vickie Moses 3 years ago

      I have never tried them, but I intend to make some.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @retta719: So excited to find someone else who makes pickled eggs! I'm not sure if you'll be able to tell a difference without the cloves, so if you do add them this time feel free to come back and let us know. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Loretta 3 years ago from United States

      This is almost exactly how we make our pink pickled eggs ... I've never added the whole cloves before, I'll have to try that this year.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Rhonda Lytle: It's a fun project, but even more fun to eat! Thanks, poetvix!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This is just too cute, edible and not candy though a perfect fit for Easter. Too cool.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Craftymarie: I'd love to hear about your daughter's reaction, Marie. Hope you'll give us an update if you make the eggs!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      These look fantastic - this is perfect to try for Easter because I know my young daughter will be fascinated with how an egg can be pink. Love it.

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @Heidi Vincent: LOL Indeed they are!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      Interesting eggs!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      @WriterJanis2: I hope you'll try them soon!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      These are so pretty. I love the color. I've never tried one of these before.

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