Rosemary Caramelized Pearl Onions

Although you can use already-peeled onions or even frozen ones, you will get a far better taste from fresh pearl onions. It’s worth the time to peel them!

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 cups pearl onions, peeled
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup cold water


  • In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, combine the onions, rosemary, sugar, salt, butter, and water. Bring to a simmer. Cook gently until all the water is absorbed and the onions are coated in a light glaze, about 5 minutes. Turn heat to low. Cook slowly until the glaze browns and the onions appear golden brown, about 5 minutes more.