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Savory Glazed Pearl Onions

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.


12 servings

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.

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  • zoomerry
    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.

  • erinzmommy
    Apr 14, 2013

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  • JuneMF
    Feb 9, 2013

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  • lmarking
    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.

  • isaacka
    Jan 1, 2013

    These little onions were outstanding. The flavor fabulous.

  • mbaileybend
    Dec 18, 2012

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  • Marie2730
    Dec 16, 2012

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

  • mspgteach
    Nov 23, 2012

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