Family-Favorite Caramelized Onions
This recipe was passed down to me by my mother-in-law. After a few tweaks these onions are better than ever and, to my husband's chagrin, there are rarely any leftovers. They can easily be made ahead and reheated. —Sharon Gibson, Hendersonville, North Carolina
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 45 min.
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 4 jars (15 ounces each) whole onions, drained
- In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter; stir in brown sugar, lemon juice and pepper. Cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Add 4 cups onions. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until light brown, 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining onions. Cook until deep golden brown, about 15 minutes longer.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 135 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 769mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 4g fiber), 1g protein.
Originally published as Caramelized Onions in Simple & Delicious December/January 2019
Jun 28, 2019
I'm a huge onion fan. This a simple recipe for very tasty caramelized onions. I love the use of jarred whole pearl onions. It certainly speeds up the cooking process.