making life sweeter
There’s nothing quite like the flavor of a fresh, true sweet onion, but cooking with these little gems can be a bit tricky. The unique composition of a sweet onion makes them a wonderful ingredient in some dishes and a terrible choice for others. For the best results when cooking sweet onions consider these helpful tips:

Use sweets: Raw in sandwiches and salads; lightly grilled-whole or sliced, gently roasted or quickly baked; in stir-frys; power bowls, street tacos and other fresh fare. They are delicious caramelized but take care not to stir them too rigorously or cook them at too high a temperature

Avoid using in: Slow-cooker or long-simmering recipes like chili, stews, soup or in baked casserole dishes. Prolonged cooking breaks down the delicate texture and flavor of sweet onions.

Please browse through our wonderful selection of Sweetie Sweet Onion Recipes below. You’re sure to find some that will become family favorites. We invite you to join our Onion ObsessionSM Club to periodically receive information and recipes featuring onions.
Panini with Brie, Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions
For the caramelized onions:
1 large sweet onion, sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt, to taste

Remaining sandwich ingredients:
4 good-quality slices French or sourdough bread
1 tablespoon butter, softened
6 ounces sliced Brie cheese
1/4 cup cranberry sauce (whole or jellied)
Make the caramelized onions: Heat a large, heavy skillet to medium. Add butter, oil and onions and toss to coat the onions with the butter and oil. Cook, stirring every few minutes, until the onions turn a light caramel color; about 25-30 minutes. Remove from heat and let the onions cool before assembling the sandwiches.

To assemble the sandwiches, place the brie, cranberry sauce and a scoop of onions on two of the bread slices, dividing equally. Place the remaining two slices of bread on top of the sandwiches. Butter the outsides of the bread slices and grill in a skillet or panini press for 5-7 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and the cheese is melted. Slice and serve immediately.
Panini with Brie, Cranberry Sauce and Caramelized Onions
This festive grilled sandwich is sweet, salty, creamy and absolutely delicious. It makes a great easy lunch or after school snack for the kiddos! This recipe makes 2 sandwiches.
5 minutes
40 minutes
Looking for inspiration? Try these recipes:
Watermelon and Feta Salad with Cucumber and Mint
Watermelon and Feta Salad with Cucumber and Mint
Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Caramelized Onions and Brie
Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Caramelized Onions and Brie
Southwestern Cracker Bites
Southwestern Cracker Bites
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