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Sugar-Glazed Pearl Onions

Round out a traditional holiday menu (as host or as guest) with this simple side.

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  • Servings: 8

Source: Everyday Food, November 2007


  • 4 boxes (10 ounces each) frozen pearl onions
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped


  1. In a large skillet, combine onions, butter, sugar, and 1 1/2 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to soften and liquid has evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Continue to cook until golden, about 8 minutes, tossing occasionally. Add 1/4 cup water, and cook until onions are glazed, about 10 minutes more. Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar and thyme.

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