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Caramelized Onions

These browned, sweet onions make a wonderful topping for pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and grilled meats.

  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup
Caramelized Onions

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1995


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, (about 1 1/2 pounds), sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, or 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)


  1. Heat butter and oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add onions, and cook until they begin to soften, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.

  2. Add sugar, salt, and pepper; raise heat slightly, and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally, 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in thyme, if using, and serve warm.

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