Balsamic-Glazed Pearl Onions

READY IN: 25mins


  • 9
    cups frozen pearl onions
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil
  • 1
    cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12
    cup water
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar (optional or to taste)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon butter


  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat, then saute the onions until lightly browned (about 5-6 minutes).
  • Add in balsamic vinegar and water; simmer stirring occasionally until the onions are tender (about 12-15 minutes).
  • Transfer the onions to a bowl using a slotted spoon (reserve the liquid).
  • Simmer the reserved liquid until thick and syrupy and reduced to about 1/2 cup.
  • Season the liquid with salt and pepper and a little sugar if desired.
  • Transfer the onions back to the skillet and coat with the liquid.
  • Add in the butter, stirring and heat slightly until the butter has melted.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Delicious.