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prepared honey bourbon caramelized onions in skillet with wood spoon

Honey Bourbon Caramelized Onions

Bourbon Caramelized Onions with honey and whiskey bourbon are an easy way to make so many dishes extra special. Bourbon caramelized onions are buttery decadent with incredible flavor to complement all the foods in your life. Put these bourbon onions on burgers, sandwiches, quiches, steak, chicken, pizza, burritos, and more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal


  • 2 large white onions sliced
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ΒΌ cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 pinch kosher salt


  • Warm the olive oil on medium-low heat in a large skillet.
  • Add the onions and sugar, reduce heat to low, and let the onions cook low and slow for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Stir occasionally. The onions are done when soft and buttery with deep golden color.
  • Add the bourbon to the onions. Use a log-stemmed lighter to ignite the bourbon and burn off the alcohol. The flame will extinguish on its own in about a minute. Stir in the honey and salt. Serve.


See the body of this post for more details and tips for preparation.


Calories: 150kcal (8%) | Carbohydrates: 12g (4%) | Protein: 1g (2%) | Fat: 7g (11%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 103mg (3%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 8g (9%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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