Caramelized Sweet Onions

The trick: Cook the onions slowly, allowing the natural sugars to caramelize. Make several batches, and store in freezer.


This recipe goes with Caramelized Onion-Herb Butter, Caramelized Onion and Swiss Popovers

Yield: Makes about 3 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 45 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes


  • 12 cups sliced sweet onions (about 2 1/2 lb.)
  • 1 teaspoon table salt


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sweet onions, and cook, stirring often, 30 minutes or until onions are caramel colored, sprinkling with salt halfway through.
  2. Note: Store in refrigerator in an airtight container or zip-top plastic freezer bag up to 1 week, or freeze up to 2 months.
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