Here it is!

I noticed that quite a few readers are searching for this recipe, so I thought I’d put it back on “page one” for easy reference with Thanksgiving fast approaching.  These onions would make a wonderful addition to your holiday table.  They are delicious, look pretty, are easy to serve, and most importantly, easy to make!

Baked Sweet Onions


  • 4 sweet onions, peeled, sliced in half crosswise.
  • 8 whole cloves
  • 4 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup apple juice*
  • walnut pieces
  • 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • Place 8 onion halves in shallow baking dish, cut sides up. Season with salt and pepper.

Place onion halves into baking dish, cut side up. Pour apple juice over the tops and float the cloves. Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 45 mins to an hour depending on size of onions and desired firmness.

Remove foil, put about 1/2 tsp of butter on top of each onion, raise oven temp to 350 and bake ten minutes until golden.

Sprinkle onions with balsamic vinegar and walnut pieces.

** we are not apple juice drinkers, so I buy a sleeve of kids’ apple juice boxes and store them in the freezer for recipes like this. When I make these onions, I just peel off the paper and place one frozen square of juice right in the (cool) will melt quickly once in the oven and the cloves will float in the juice when it does.

Great side vegetable!

Adapted from “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea” by Martha Hall Foose.



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