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Savory Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

Savory Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe

I made these onions on a whim one Christmas when we craved a vegetable dish other than Brussels sprouts. I'm so glad I did. —Erika Szymanski, Pullman, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups frozen pearl onions (about 1-1/2 pounds), thawed
  • 1-1/2 cups dry red wine
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • 2. Uncover; simmer for 8-10 minutes or until onions are glazed, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or at room temperature. Yield: 12 servings.

Reviews for Savory Glazed Pearl Onions

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zoomerry User ID: 6983620 110787
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

"I can't say enough about this dish. An absolute must with beef tenderloin. So savory, everyone had seconds and some even thirds."

lmarking User ID: 6389020 194365
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"Big hit at a dinner party I had last night! Everyone asked for the recipe and they were wonderful with beef tenderloin."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1404430 184275
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"These little onions were outstanding. The flavor fabulous."

Marie2730 User ID: 7039976 177915
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2012

"I had this At my sister's home and it was delicious. Can't wait to make it for my guests."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.