Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe
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Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

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As a young girl, my mom gave me the job of making the glazed onions every year. This easy, elegant recipe is a great addition to the holiday table.
Recommended: Grandma's Best Suppers
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 cups water
  • 2 pounds pearl onions, trimmed
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 210 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add pearl onions; boil for 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; peel.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions; cook for 6-8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook 18-20 minutes longer or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Pearl Onions in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2007, p59

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Selene K User ID: 2103818 151422
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"The Dijon mustard was overpowering. Maybe it would be better if sliced onions instead of the pearl onions were used. The sauce would penetrate through the onions and that can't happen with pearl onions."

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