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Amish Pickled Red Beet Eggs Recipe

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Don’t wait for picnic season to try this Pickled Red Beet Eggs recipe. They are so easy to make and can be enjoyed as a snack or side dish to any meal. You will want to enjoy this beet eggs recipe all year long.

The sweet and sour tang of the pickled beets turns your hard boiled eggs into a tasty dish. You can adjust the sweetener levels to make this a Keto or WW friendly choice.

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If you have a surplus of eggs or it happens to be Easter time, this recipe is a great way to put them to use before they spoil!

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Where did pickled red beet eggs originate?

You may have seen similar recipes called beet eggs, pickled eggs, and red beet eggs. No matter what you call them, in the end, they are eggs that you hard boil, pickle in a beet brine, eat and enjoy!

Their roots stem from Pennsylvania Dutch cooking which makes sense to me since we’re nestled in the heart of PA Dutch country here and these have always been part of our traditions.

Weight Watchers Points info

Weight Watchers newest program, Personal Points, caters a plan to each individual. Their plan is still relatively the same in that you can eat anything you like you just need to track it and stay without your points ranges for the day/week.

Now that the plan is different for each and every individual there’s not really a way for us to provide the points for you. We recommend that you use the recipe creator on the app or the website to create the recipe based on the ingredient /brands you use and then you’ll know for sure how to track this recipe for your Personal Points plan!

For Older Plans:

You will use three points on the Purple Plan and Blue Plan. Five points on the Green plan. This is for one egg and several sliced beets.

The points on the there’s myWW plans are based on using white sugar. If you want to the lower points you can use a sugar substitute.

What do pickled eggs taste like?

I was never sure how long you had to “pickle” your red beet eggs to get them to taste the best. I know my family likes them to be pickled in the refrigerator for at least a week until we eat them.

My sons prefer that the nice red or purple color be all the way to the yolk for the best flavor. A few places on the internet even said that it could take up to two weeks for them to hit their peak flavor.

Once they get dark pink the pickled eggs taste a little like pickled beets. A sweet tangy flavor with the texture of a hard-boiled egg. They are great to eat as a snack or put on salads, too.

Easy Pickled eggs with beets

I prefer to use glass jars when I make a batch of pickled eggs. Each batch normally has at least a dozen eggs and sometimes as many as 18 eggs. When I was feeding a family of five a gallon jar was the right size for me. Now I mainly use a wide mouth quart jar for 10 to 12 eggs.

They also sell 1/2 gallon jars if you are limited on space or want to make smaller batches. A curved slotted spoon is also a must.

You can use the spoon to scoop just beets or just eggs or even use it to grab the beets and eggs at the same time. Secretly, the beets themselves are my favorite part!

How long do Red Beet eggs last?

From doing some research I discovered you can store pickled eggs in the refrigerator up to three months after proper pickling.   Most batches of pickled red beet eggs don’t last that long in our house, so we’ve never stored them that long

The maximum I’ve ever kept a batch in the refrigerator is three weeks and even that made me a bit nervous. But if you pickle them correctly, storage time shouldn’t be an issue.

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Looking for more delicious recipes?

We have more recipes we share from the PA Dutch Country you might like to try, too. Chicken and Waffles and Homemade Coleslaw are just a few of our family favorites.

Don’t forget to try out other Keto and WW friendly recipes for hard boiled eggs from our site:

Printable Pickled Red Beet Eggs Recipe:

Pickled Red Beet Eggs Recipe from Mom!

Pickled Red Beet Eggs Recipe from Mom!

Yield: 12 Eggs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Pickled eggs are a recipe you can keep in the refrigerator to eat as a snack or as a side dish to your favorite meal. It's a great way to use up leftover Easter eggs too. But we enjoy them all year long!


  • 12 hard boiled eggs
  • (2) 15 oz can cut beets
  • 1 c cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c sugar or equivalent sugar substitute
  • 1 c water


  1. Place peeled hard boiled eggs in large jar (large dill pickle jar works great)
  2. Drain beets and put juice in medium sauce pan.
  3. Add the beets to the eggs in jar.
  4. Add water, vinegar, sugar to beet juice in saucepan and boil for 15 mins stirring several times. (If strong taste than add more water)
  5. Add beet juice mixture to eggs & beets & let cool before putting in the refrigerator. Gently stir or shake jar daily.
  6. The longer the eggs are pickled the better they taste. Enjoy!


You can use a sugar substitute if you prefer.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 146Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 187mgSodium 91mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 7g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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Joe Stanoski

Thursday 20th of July 2023

I was buying the pickled eggs at the convenience store. 3$. For 2 red eggs. I made my own now I buy an extra doz of eggs and beets to make them. I love them. I put them on my salad too


Thursday 9th of February 2023

This is my go to recipe. I like to add some onion. The recipe is great just the way it is but it does not give clear egg cooking directions-or my lap top cut that part off...I put the eggs in cold water with salt to raise the boiling temperature and a few shakes of vinegar- some say the vinegar makes the eggs easier to peel. Then I bring the egg pot to a heavy boil, turn down the heat for a calm rolling boil, set timer for 15 minutes. As soon as the timer goes off chill the eggs as quickly as possible, ice water helps. I think this makes peeling easier if using fresh eggs. This seems to produce a very nicely cooked egg. While peeling follow the recipe brine instructions.


Saturday 28th of January 2023

We also add some cloves and a couple of bay leaves to this mixture.

Michele Brosius

Wednesday 1st of February 2023

Great idea! Thanks!

Susie in the country

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

I too live in south central PA and red beet eggs are my go to covered dish to take for my work family! So easy. Thanks for your version of a classic!


Thursday 16th of June 2022

We like to add onion slices and spices, like picking spice, clove and bay.

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