Maple caramelized onions are a delicious way to add flavor to any dish, and they're pretty easy to make. The key to the best maple caramelized onions is to slice your onions thinly and evenly, then cook them slowly until golden brown.
Slow cooking maple caramelized onions over low heat is what makes the onions taste so good. Made with our dark maple syrup, this recipe takes the flavor of the onions to the next level.
You can use any kind of onion you like, but the best onions for this recipe is yellow or white onions. These sweet and savory onions are the perfect addition to roasted meats or vegetables, grilled sandwiches, pizzas, pastas or soups.
Onions are naturally sweet, and when you cook them with a little bit of olive oil, maple syrup and butter on low heat over time, the sugars in the onion start to caramelize. This is what makes maple caramelized onions a favorite for so many dishes. They taste amazing! And you can freeze them too.
To make this maple caramelized onion recipe, set aside at least one hour.
Maple Caramelized Onions
Maple Caramelized Onions Ingredients
- 3 large yellow onions
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tbsp Maple Roch Dark Maple Syrup
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Maple Caramelized Onions Instructions
- Cut off each end of the onion and peel. Then slice the onions approximately 1/4 of an inch thick.
- In a large sauté pan, melt the butter, olive oil and maple syrup together.
- Add the onions to the pan and stir until all of the onions are coated.
- Spread the onions out so that everything cooks evenly.
- Cook the onions just under medium heat for about 10 minutes.
- Add the salt after 10 minutes of cooking, this will help draw out the moisture.
- Cook the onions low and slow for at least 45-60 minutes. After about 20 minutes you should start to see some nice color. If the onions look very dark or sticking to the pan then your heat is too high. If you do not see any color after 20 minutes, then your heat is too low.
- Stir the onions every 5-7 minutes making sure they are spread evenly in the pan.
- If the onions look dry after 30 minutes, then you can add a bit more butter at this point.
- It should take about 60 minutes for your onions to be a rich golden brown.
- Once the onions are finished browning, you can sprinkle with pepper.
The maple caramelized onions are finished when they have a beautiful golden brown color.
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