Savory Glazed Pearl Onions

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
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
Savory Glazed Pearl Onions Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups frozen pearl onions (about 20 ounces), 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.