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Creamy Sweet Onions Recipe

Creamy Sweet Onions Recipe

Well coated with a tangy sour cream and celery seed dressing, these sweet-sour onions can sure dress up a juicy burger. My sister likes to serve them as a side salad when our family gets together in summer up at the lakes. -Ethel Lowey, Fort Frances, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 5 large white onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Place the onions in a large bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil; pour over onions. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain onions, discarding liquid. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, celery seed, salt and pepper. Add onions; toss to coat. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 89 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 307 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.