How to Make Natural-Dyed Easter Eggs

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How to Make Natural-Dyed Easter Eggs

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  • 12 Hy-Vee white large eggs, divided
  • 8 cups water, divided
  • 3 tbsp. Hy-Vee white vinegar, divided
  • 2 tbsp. ground turmeric
  • 3 c. shredded red cabbage
  • Medium saucepan
  • 2 heat-safe containers with tight-fitting lids

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    Spices and/or vegetables are all you need to make stunning Easter eggs. Just select your favorite color and follow our simple instructions below.

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    1. For Yellow Eggs: Add 4 c. water, 2 tbsp. ground turmeric, and 1 tbsp. Hy-Vee white vinegar to a medium saucepan; stir to combine. Add 6 Hy-Vee white large eggs to saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn off heat and cover. Let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. 

    2. For Blue Eggs: Add 4 c. water3 c. shredded red cabbage, and 2 tbsp. Hy-Vee white vinegar to a medium saucepan; stir to combine. Add 6 Hy-Vee white large eggs to saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, turn off heat and cover. Let eggs stand in hot water for 15 minutes. 

    3. After 15 minutes of standing time, add eggs to a heat-safe container with a tight fitting lid. Pour hot liquid over eggs. Place in refrigerator and allow to sit for 8 hours or overnight until desired color is reached. Drain liquid and allow eggs to dry.

    4. Refrigerate dyed eggs in the shell for up to 1 week.