Pearl Onions Recipe
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Pearl Onions Recipe

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“These onions were served at a restaurant I visited in Florida, and the chef’s assistant shared the recipe with me. They make a unique side to many entrees.”—Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 91 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions in butter until tender. Add brown sugar and mustard; cook 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Glazed Pearl Onions in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p65

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hcdearmore User ID: 1889567 195038
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"These are delicious! Doubting husband and son munched them down. Tip shown in magazine: when using fresh pearl onions cook in boiling water for 2 minutes; drain & plunge into ice water; pinch the root end and the peel will easily slip off. <--actually works (couldn't find frozen)!"

puyallupr User ID: 5806469 179194
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2011

"An excellent side for ham. My family are not big onion fans, but there was nothing left after dinner!"

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