Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Madeira and Maple Glazed Onions

Madeira and Maple Glazed Onions


2 lbs pearl or boiling onions

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 cup Madeira wine

2 Tbsp maple syrup

¾ tsp sea salt

2 Tbsp parsley, minced (optional)


1. Boil the onions for 5 minutes.

2. Plunge drained onions in an ice bath for 2-3 minutes.

3.Peel the onions by cutting the root end and then squeezing. The onion will pop out, leaving the skin behind.

4. Melt butter and heat olive oil in a large sauté pan.

5. Add the onions and sauté until slightly golden.

6. Lower to a simmer, add Madeira, maple syrup and salt. Cover for 12-15 minutes until onions are tender.

7. Uncover, raise heat to medium to reduce liquid to a glaze and the onions turn a golden brown.

8. Garnish with minced parsley.

Categories: Heirloom Recipes

Tags: pearl onions, madeira wine, maple syrup, heirloom recipe, Side Dish, onions