Fruit and Beets

If you've never tried a beet recipe, this is one that you'll find to be tasty and especially easy in the pressure cooker.

whole fresh beets with tops (2 1/2-inch diameter)
1 1/2
cups water
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teaspoons lemon juice
cup natural apricot or orange fruit spread
Pinch salt
Pinch ground nutmeg

Cut off all but 2 inches of beet tops. Scrub beets thoroughly. Place beets and water in 6-quart pressure cooker. Close cover securely. Place pressure regulator on vent pipe. COOK 15 MINUTES at 15 pounds pressure with pressure regulator rocking slowly. Cool cooker at once. Drain beets. Rinse under cold water and slip off skins. Cut beets into cubes or slices. Combine lemon juice, fruit spread, salt, and nutmeg in pressure cooker. Heat and stir to soften spread. Stir in beets and heat.

Makes 6 servings