Tender, sweet, creamy onions fragrant with the scent and taste of sage.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel onions and trim slightly at the top and bottom. Boil the onions gently in salted water until tender (about 30 minutes).

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter one shallow baking dish.

  • Saute the sliced mushrooms in the butter or margarine. Stir in the flour. Stir in the half and half or milk, salt, sage, 1/2 of the lemon peel and all of the lemon juice. Cook, stirring over medium heat until sauce thickens.

  • Place the cooked onions in the prepared baking dish and pour the mushroom sauce over them.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Sprinkle the top with the chopped parsley, remaining lemon peel and paprika to taste.

Nutrition Facts

249.1 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 34g 11% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 28.5mg 10% DV; sodium 551.8mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2005
This had fabulous consistency and presentation. It was yummy too. I did leave out the lemon zest and added a clove of garlic, and sprinkled just a hint of nutmeg over top wit the sweet paprika and parsely (which I did NOT use the whole amount the recipe calls for). The taste was well-rounded and good. I will say the sage was a bit over powering, and although I love sage, I will use less next time. Overall, though a good one. I'd also want a few more mushroom next time...but good, solid recipe!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2008
I think this recipe started out on the wrong foot. Ten minutes is plenty of time to boil walnut sized boiling onions. (30 minutes kills them) Making the cream sauce / roux was a snap. I even used potato starch instead of wheat flour. Everything was delicious till I added the lemon juice. The sauce tried to curdle into tiny lumps. The lemon was supposed to thicken or add flavor? The lemony taste did not pair well with the sage and mushrooms. I think this would be a great recipe made with fresh sage Half and Half and no lemon. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2008
I think this recipe started out on the wrong foot. Ten minutes is plenty of time to boil walnut sized boiling onions. (30 minutes kills them) Making the cream sauce / roux was a snap. I even used potato starch instead of wheat flour. Everything was delicious till I added the lemon juice. The sauce tried to curdle into tiny lumps. The lemon was supposed to thicken or add flavor? The lemony taste did not pair well with the sage and mushrooms. I think this would be a great recipe made with fresh sage Half and Half and no lemon. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2005
This had fabulous consistency and presentation. It was yummy too. I did leave out the lemon zest and added a clove of garlic, and sprinkled just a hint of nutmeg over top wit the sweet paprika and parsely (which I did NOT use the whole amount the recipe calls for). The taste was well-rounded and good. I will say the sage was a bit over powering, and although I love sage, I will use less next time. Overall, though a good one. I'd also want a few more mushroom next time...but good, solid recipe!! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2003
great accommpaniment to any main course works the best with beef or fowl I think. Prepare it ahead and just bake in the oven for 30 mins. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2008
Good recipe. I leave out the salt. Don't be tempted to use jarred or frozen onions in this. They just don't have the same flavor as fresh. For each in prep time don't peel onions before boiling. Boil then the peels can be just slipped off very easily. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2003
My mother usually makes this at the holidays but this year I did it and I used this recipe. My sister said it tasted "just like mom's!" That says a lot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
Creamed onions have always been a part of Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. I have made them for well over 45 years and never thought of having Sage in them which seems to be a natural as it works with the sage in the dressing. I do use frozen pearl onions (cook for half the time) and I make it a day or two ahead and heat while the turkey sets. I also never thought about adding mushrooms and will try that also. The lemon I will probably omit. Love to read the way others treat a pretty standard recipe and this one is a winner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
thses were excellent and had a nice presentation (before i smashed them up and mixed them around with the sauce) on my plate. also i was unsure about the "dry sage" as the store only had "ground" sage so i used fresh and used it liberally considering dried herbs often have a stronger flavor. i was concerned that the sauce was too salty when i tasted it but once served with the onions it all balanced out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
Prepared this for Thanksgiving this year and it was a hit. I prepared with frozen pearl onions just boiled about 6 minutes or so per package directions and made the sauce as written. Found it was a tad bland so I added more fresh sage and more salt and white pepper. I like the addition of the lemon but next time I make these I think I'll use sherry or white wine. I prepared a day in advance refrigerated and baked 350 for about 40 minutes or so before serving. Tasty and received rave reviews. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2004
It's my mother-in-law's recipe and I love it. Soooo tasty! Read More
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