Add a serving of delicious veggies to your Friendsgiving table with this sweet and tasty Honey Roasted Apples & Beets recipe. This simple side dish 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.

Leave room at the table for this bright and vibrant side dish. Autumnal spices and a buttery caramelized honey glaze give earthy beets and sweet tart apples incredibly scrumptious flavor. And who can resist a sprinkle of tangy goat cheese and chopped pistachios on top?  

Whether you prep the beets and apples in advance or the day of, a GoodCook Swivel Vegetable Peeler and GoodCook 7” Fine Edge Santoku Knife make quick work of this task.

Once peeled and cut, the beet wedges are tossed with salt, pepper and olive oil and roasted in a GoodCook 2 Qt OvenFresh Stoneware Ceramic Dish. After 25 minutes, the sliced apples, Challenge butter, orange zest, honey, vanilla, cardamon and cinnamon are added in and the roasting continues for 15 minutes.

As the beets and apples roast, your kitchen will be infused with the most amazing aromas of cinnamon, cardamom and caramelized honey. Once this hot and bubbly side dish comes out of the oven, top immediately with dollops of goat cheese and chopped pistachios. We can’t think of a more delicious dish for your Thanksgiving table.

Get the Tools

Get quick, easy and delicious side dish inspiration with GoodCook. From peeling the beets with the GoodCook Swivel Vegetable Peeler to slicing with the GoodCook 7” Fine Edge Santoku Knife, GoodCook has everything you need to prepare simple and delicious recipes. We use a GoodCook 2 Qt OvenFresh Stoneware Ceramic Dish for roasting. It features an oven to table design and is made of durable porcelain with an easy-to-clean enamel glaze. Are you ready to whip up this tasty Honey Roasted Apples & Beets recipe?

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Honey Roasted Apples & Beets

Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 3 large beets, peeled and wedged
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic puree (or 1 clove garlic, finely minced)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 large Pink Lady apples, wedged
  • 1/4 cup Challenge butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or 1 Tbsp bourbon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamon
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • 4 oz goat cheese or triple-cream brie
  • 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
  • Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Place beets in a 9x8.5” OvenFresh Stoneware dish. Drizzle with olive oil and garlic puree, salt and pepper lightly. Toss to coat.
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.
Remove from oven and immediately place dollops of cheese around the pan.
Top with pistachios. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

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