Sweet and Sour Balsamic Baby Onions

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

I make this with fresh small onions from my garden but this can be made also with frozen small onions, this is soooooo good! This will serve about 3-4 people, but can easily be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the unpeeled onions in boiling water to cover for about 10 minutes; drain.
  2. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain well.
  3. Peel the skin off of the onions.
  4. Cook the butter with brown sugar in a saucepan or skillet until butter melts, whisking often.
  5. Add in balsamic vinegar; mix to combine, then add in peeled onions; season with salt and pepper (if using) simmer for about 15 minutes or until thickened.
  6. Delicious!


Most Helpful

I used fresh onions for this. DH didn't like this recipe, but it's not really a dish I expected him to. DS LOVES pearl onions but found this recipe too vinegary for his taste. I liked them a lot & had all the leftovers to myself! lol

**Tinkerbell** December 29, 2006

Very simple and very good! The butter, brown suagr and balsamic make a tasty glaze. I used frozen pearl onions (I hate to peel fresh ones). Thanx for posting; I will make these again.

*Parsley* August 16, 2006

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