Healthy recipes: Roasted beets with honey-glazed pecans

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center dietician
(Editor's note: The Health and Wellness center dietician will provide a series of seasonal recipes for each month. September's recipes are based on pecans.)

2 pounds beets (about 10 small), washed and trimmed with 1-inch stems intact
2/3 cup pecan halves
3 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to make it:
1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Place beets on greased foil-covered baking sheet. Bake 1 hour or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
2. Meanwhile, combine pecans and honey in small skillet; cook on medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes or until mixture is simmering and foamy, stir constantly. Immediately spread onto greased baking sheet; separate slightly with fork. Set aside to cool. Mix olive oil, orange juice, salt and pepper; set aside.
3. Peel and quarter beets when cool enough to handle; place in medium bowl. Add oil mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with pecans.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 8 servings