7 medium beets
2 tart apples
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sugar
salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Wrap each beet in a piece of foil, sealing tight. Place all the beet packages on a foil-lined baking dish. Bake for 1 - 1 1/4 hours. Leave the beet packages on the baking dish, but carefully pull open a corner of the foil package to let the steam escape. Let the beet packages sit in this manner for 5-10 minutes. Carefully open the foil package more fully. Let the beet packages sit in this manner for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the beets can be handled comfortably. Slide your fingers over the surface of the beets and the skin of the beets will peel off easily. Cut the beets into 1/4-inch julienne sticks.
3. Coarsely grate the apples and combine with the beet sticks. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve cold.