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Caramelized Onions

Yield 4 servings (serving size: about 1 onion)
Serve these delicate cooked onions as a side or as a pizza topping. Or toss them with pasta, shredded Asiago cheese, and fresh herbs. They also make a fantastic addition to risotto. Use the skimmed onion-scented butter to flavor stocks or stews, or to spread over toasted slices of French or Italian bread. To ensure maximum flavor, cook the onions the full 24 hours.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 pounds Vidalia or other sweet onions (about 4 medium), peeled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • caloriesfromfat 32 %
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 4 g
  • carbohydrate 29.4 g
  • fiber 6.1 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 69 mg
  • calcium 70 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine butter and onions in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 24 hours.

  2. Remove onions with a slotted spoon.

  3. Pour the cooking liquid into a bowl. Cover and chill.

  4. Skim solidified fat from surface; reserve for another use. Discard remaining liquid.