Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Onion Flowers

This is a wonderful side dish, to accompany a roast, a ham or a turkey dinner. If you like the onion blossom at the Outback Restaurant… you will love these onions... Simple to prepare, elegant on your plate, and most of all no frying.

Feel free to substitute or change an ingredient you like. Add your touch.

I made these Onions on Sunday for Easter Dinner. Since we were only four, I used four medium, the bigger the onion the better shape the flower will open.

Yield: 4


  • 4 large onions
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey( I used fresh maple syrup, my father in law still cooking the sap)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper

*If you don’t have honey or maple syrup, you can use 2 tsp brown sugar.

** serve it with a drizzle of the syrup on top.


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut ends off of onions and peel. Slice each onion 5 times, from the top to within 1/2 inch of the bottom. Turn onion 90 degrees and then make 5 more slices the same way, to create a crosshatch pattern, three quarters of the way down the onion. Place the onions into an 8" by 8" baking dish.
  3. Put water, honey and butter into a small pot and gently heat until the butter melts. Season onions with salt and pepper and then pour the honey mixture over them. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, until the onions have opened into a flower shape and are tender and golden.

Amazing taste… Trust me you will love it, and will do it again and again.


tasteofbeirut said...


Since baked and roasted onion is my favorite veggie to eat (I skip the meat and eat the onion!) I am bookmarking your recipe! Thanks a million for sharing it, I love it!!!!

Arlette said...

Joumana trust me if you tried the recipe you will really like it...
I didnt try it with honey to tell, but we have all the maple in the world, so I used it almost in everything... its a canadian thing.

Adele @ WillworkforBiltong said...

This looks wonderful. I might try it with the onions I have at the moment.

Kathleen said...

I love roasted onions. Your not only sound delicious they are beautiful too!

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Ooh I do love those onions at the Outback Steakhouse! What a creative recipe Arlette! :D

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great idea!



Mary said...

How clever! These sound really wonderful and are so much better for you than the one served in restaurants. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Nadjibella said...

Une recette comme je les aime.
Je note tout de suite.
A bientôt.

Mimi said...

roasted onion are fantastic. I need to try them with the maple syrup, so good.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

These are not only delicious but very pretty! I bet the maple syrup adds a lovely flavor to them.

://: Heni ://: said...

I love and miss blooming onions: going to try this!

Trish said...

Good grief you are creative woman! Grin...haven't got much time to check in on blogs these days but this caught my eye on a coffee break today! Well done!