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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vidalia Onions Baked in Tomato Juice and Molasses

Is there anything better in the spring than that first Vidalia onion, well maybe asparagus. This is a perfect side dish with roast pork, ham, or chicken. For a slightly different flavor, us maple syrup instead of molasses.

I'm also linking this to Full Plate Thursdays at Miz Helens Country Cottage.

Vidalia Onions Baked in Tomato Juice and Molasses
Makes 6 servings
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4 medium Vidalia onions (about 3 pounds)
1 cup tomato juice
1 cup water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons regular molasses (not blackstrap)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Halve the onions lengthwise, keeping the root ends intact, and peel. Arrange them, cut sides up, in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

3. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the tomato juice, water, butter, molasses, and salt and pepper to taste to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour over the onions.

4. Bake the onions, uncovered, basting every 30 minutes, until browned and very tender about 1 hour and 30 minutes.


  1. this sounds great! i think i could eat a vidalia onion like a peach!

  2. Love Vidalias! This sounds like a great way to enjoy them. Thanks, Bev!

  3. Oh..I love vidalias....yummy! are so talented!...:)JP

  4. I agree , this is a good one,, we love Valdia onions and when they come to our northern stores its a treat.This is really different with the molasses,,, sounds yummy!

  5. Bev, I can't wait to try this out!! Sounds SO good. Hey, do you have a simple, easy recipe for cheesecake? I baked the best one ever a couple of years ago, but lost the recipe and have had no luck finding the same on e. All I know is I don't bake one often, but the ones I have tried since cannot compare. Thanks, Darling. You take care, Friend!

  6. First..YOU look just like Diane Sawyer!

    This sounds amazing.

  7. Hi Beverly,
    Oh, Oh, Oh, I can't wait to try this recipe! We have wonderful onions in the garden just waiting for your delicious recipe! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!


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