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Braised & Creamy Vidalia Onions

In Georgia where sweet Vidalia onions are king, I make big batches of creamy onions as a side dish for grilled chicken and beef. — Elaine Opitz, Marietta, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 10 cups sliced Vidalia or other sweet onions (about 5 onions)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  • In a Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat; stir in honey until blended. Add onions, broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-18 minutes or until onions are tender.
  • Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat 15-20 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream; cook 3-5 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 242 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • LindaS_WI
    Nov 23, 2015

    I made this for the first time Thanksgiving 2013. I was told it needs to be made it every Thanksgiving after. It's also snuck itself into the Christmas dinner meal and a few other meals around the year. It's great with cream but I've also made it with whole milk and it's still amazing.

  • randcbruns
    Jun 20, 2014

    I love this simple dish. The onions are so sweet and creamy. We love them with some garlic cloves added in. You can keep the garlic cloves whole and pull them out at the end for the flavor without the worry of someone getting a mouth full of garlic.

  • rmb0715
    Dec 25, 2013

    Made these today to compliment prime rib roast for Christmas. Super yummy. I did not have honey on hand, so I used maple syrup (real) instead. hubby said they were a touch sweet, but I liked them. I let mine sit on the stove top for about 1.5 hours (with lid on the pan) before adding the cream.