Recipes and Cooking Spiced Apple Rings with Beets Be the first to rate & review! These are not your grandma's spiced apple rings. (But we think Grandma will like our version too.) Cinnamon sticks, star anise, and mustard seeds flavor the pickling liquid; beet slices ground the zip with an earthy, almost savory flavor. By Charlie Worthington Published on October 13, 2020 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 6 hrs 45 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ cup plus 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar ⅔ cup packed brown sugar 5 whole star anise 2 2- to 3-inch cinnamon sticks 2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 2 bay leaves 1 ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon whole allspice 3 cooking applies (like Granny Smith) 1 medium beet ½ of a medium sweet yellow onion, cut into thin wedges Directions For pickling liquid: In a 4- to 6-qt. pot combine 1 1/2 cups water, 1 1/2 cups vinegar, the brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon sticks, mustard seeds, bay leaves, allspice, and 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt. Cook and stir over medium until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine 3 cups water and remaining 1 Tbsp. vinegar. Peel apples. Slice off ends. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Remove seeds. Add slices to vinegar mixture to prevent browning. Peel beet; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Add beet to pickling mixture in pot; return to a simmer. Cook, covered, 5 minutes. Drain apples; add to pot. Return to a simmer; cook about 8 minutes or until apples and beets are just tender. Gently stir in onion. Let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a glass container. Chill, covered, at least 6 hours or up to 1 week. Serves 6. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 38 Calories 9g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 38 % Daily Value * Sodium 95mg 4% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 6g Protein 1g Vitamin C 3.2mg 16% Calcium 13mg 1% Iron 0.4mg 2% Potassium 179mg 4% Folate, total 51.6mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.