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Honey Roasted Apples and Beets

This simple side dish from our friends at GoodCook pairs roasted beets and apples with a buttery honey citrus sauce and dollops of tangy goat cheese. Honey Roasted Apples & Beets are perfect as a holiday side or with a quick weeknight dinner.


Serves 12

  • large beets, peeled and wedged
  • Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • large Pink Lady apples, wedged (you can also substitute another cooking apple as needed)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Tbsp orange zest
  • Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • oz goat cheese or triple-cream brie
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place beets in a 9×8.5” or 9-inch square baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and garlic, salt and pepper lightly. Toss to coat.
  3. Roast for 25 minutes. Add apples, butter, orange zest, honey, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon. Toss to coat. Return to oven and roast 15 minutes more.
  4. Remove from oven and immediately place dollops of cheese around the pan.
  5. Top with pistachios. Garnish with thyme, if desired.