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Creamy Sweet Onions Recipe

Creamy Sweet Onions Recipe

Well coated with a tangy sour cream and celery seed dressing, these sweet-sour onions can sure dress up a juicy burger. My sister likes to serve them as a side salad when our family gets together in summer up at the lakes. -Ethel Lowey, Fort Frances, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:32 servings


  • 5 large white onions, thinly sliced
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. Place the onions in a large bowl; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Bring to a boil; pour over onions. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain onions, discarding liquid. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, celery seed, salt and pepper. Add onions; toss to coat. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 89 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 307mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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fatboy67 User ID: 7117857 46313
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I LOVE this recipe! I was flippinig through the taste of home magazine several years ago, and came upon this recipe. I tried it, and WOW!!! It has since become one of my favorite all time recipes! Put these onions on a burger and you'll be in love too, I promise!"

tricaj92 User ID: 1734440 128434
Reviewed May. 23, 2012

"I make this recipe but add sliced cucumbers also. I was searching for a recipe for creamy cucumbers after my husband ate some at a picnic he liked and stumbled along this recipe. So I tried it and he loved it! Never lasts long!"

monicabalsiger User ID: 104130 131374
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2011

"I make this recipe frequently for picnics - my best suggestion is to lay the onions in a shallow pan in the fridge so you don't have to worry about the top ones not getting "marinated" enough. These are usually gone but do keep nicely for a few days in the fridge. Yummmmmmm"

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