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Cranberry Pearl Onions Recipe

Cranberry Pearl Onions Recipe

This unusual combination of pearl onions and cranberries is surprisingly delicious. There's plenty of thick, dark red sauce, and the onions have a sweet-tangy taste. They'll melt in your mouth! -Lesley Tragesser, Charleston, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 8 cups water
  • 3 packages (10 ounces each) fresh pearl onions
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1-1/2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add onions; boil for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook onions in butter and oil over medium heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in cranberry juice and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until onions are tender. Add cranberry sauce and lemon juice; cook and stir until mixture is thick and syrupy. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 195 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.