Caramelized Onions with Peaches and Garlic

Caramelized onions with peaches and garlic make for a mouthwatering side dish for just about any meal. They also work well on a burger or for pizza toppings. The key to their deliciousness? Caramelizing the onions brings out their savory-sweetness, pairing perfectly with ripe, fresh peach slices.

For this recipe, I use tropea onions because that’s what’s growing right now. Five Hands Farm of Lowell, Indiana is providing our farm stand with tropea onions, while Mick Klug Farm is supplying us with lovely Michigan peaches. You can use either garlic scapes or garlic in this recipe, both of which we grow here at Perkins’ Good Earth Farm. Quality ingredients are key to delicious food!

Tropea Onions

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caramelized tropea onions with peaches and garlic scapes

Caramelized Onions with Peaches and Garlic

A savory-sweet side dish or pizza / burger topping.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: garlic, onions, peaches
Servings: 4 people


  • 12" cast iron skillet
  • wooden spoon


  • 4 (13-15oz) tropea onions or small sweet onions trimmed, peeled, and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup butter or olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves or garlic scapes minced
  • 2 (10oz) ripe peaches thinly sliced
  • kosher salt, to taste we use Diamond Crystal
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • finishing salt, to taste


  • Trim tops and ends off onions. Peel outer layer, then slice into 1/8in rounds.
  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in 12" cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  • Once butter is melted and bubbling, place onions into the skillet and stir to coat the them in butter.
  • Lower heat to medium-low. Sprinkle onions with about 1 tsp kosher salt or to taste.
  • Let onions sit and cook for about 5 minutes without stirring.
  • Stir onions and cook for an additional 40 minutes, stirring every 5-10 minutes. While the onions are cooking, prepare the garlic and peaches.
  • Once onions are softened and browned, add chopped garlic and sliced peaches. Stir to combine and let cook for about 5 more minutes.
  • Top with a sprinkling of finishing salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve directly from the skillet. Or use for pizza topping or burger topping, along with goat cheese.

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