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Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Glazed Pearl Onions

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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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