*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Fruit And Beets
 
 Recipe By     : Presto
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pressure Cooking
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      Whole         fresh beets with tops -- 2 1/2-Inch Diameter
    1 1/2  Cups          water
      1/4  Cup           natural apricot or orange fruit spread
    2      Teaspoons     lemon juice
    1      Dash          salt
    1      Dash          nutmeg
 
 Cut beet tops leaving 2 inches attached to beets.  Scrub beets thoroughly.
 Put beets in a 6-quart Presto pressure cooker.  Add 1 1/2 cups water.  Close
 cover securely.  Place pressure regulator on vent pipe.  Cook for 15 minutes,
 at 15 pounds pressure, with pressure regulator rocking slowly.  Cool cooker at
 once.  Remove beets and liquid.  Cool beets under cold water and slip off
 skins.  Cut into cubes or slices.  Put fruit spread, lemon juice, and
 seasonings in pressure cooker; heat and stir to soften spread.  Add beets,
 stirring to coat and heat.  Makes 6 servings.
 
 Posted To Fabfood September 1998~Busted With 2.0 by <melizajane@aol.com>
 
 
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 NOTES : Beets are rich in complex carbohydrates -- natural starch and sugars,
 as well as some indigestible food fibers. That’s why beets must be cooked.
 Cooking breaks down the stiff cell walls and makes the nutrients inside
 available. Normally, cooking fresh beets takes from one to two hours. In the
 pressure cooker, however, beets become tender, delicious, and nutritious in
 just 15 minutes!