All Natural Egg Dyes

from ButterYum


For Cassis Purple:

12 large eggs

1 teaspoon white vinegar

2 cups purple grape juice

8 cups water


Place all ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan, being sure eggs are arranged in a single layer.  Bring to a boil, turn off heat and rest for 10 minutes.  Remove eggs from cooking liquid (reserve liquid and allow to cool if you want a deeper egg color).  Submerge eggs in ice water to cool completely.  For deeper color, return cool eggs to cool liquid; cover and refrigerate overnight.



For Caribbean Blue:

12 large eggs

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1/4 head of red cabbage

8 cups water


Place all ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan, being sure eggs are arranged in a single layer.  Bring to a boil, turn off heat and rest for 10 minutes.  Remove eggs from cooking liquid (strain and reserve liquid and allow to cool if you want a deeper egg color).  Submerge eggs in ice water to cool completely.  For deeper color, return cool eggs to cool liquid; cover and refrigerate overnight.



For Soleil Yellow:

12 large eggs

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1 teaspoon turmeric


Place all ingredients in a 4-quart saucepan, being sure eggs are arranged in a single layer.  Bring to a boil, turn off heat and rest for 10 minutes.  Remove eggs from cooking liquid (reserve liquid and allow to cool if you want a deeper egg color).  Submerge eggs in ice water to cool completely.  For deeper color, return cool eggs to cool liquid; cover and refrigerate overnight.


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