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Sweet Onion Pudding Recipe with Bread Crumb Topping


Vidalia Onion Pudding

Vidalia Onion Pudding

Diana Rattray
This delicious onion pudding can be made with any sweet onions, but I usually make it with Vidalia onions in the Spring. This casserole is a wonderful side dish to any special Springtime meal. Serve this with pork, lamb, or beef, along with potatoes and a tossed salad or a steamed green vegetable such as asparagus.


  • 3 cups chopped Vidalia onions, about 3 large onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • dash crumbled rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup plain soft bread crumbs, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • dash ground nutmeg, optional
  • fresh chopped parsley, optional


Butter a 1 1/2-quart casserole. Heat oven to 350° F. Beat egg whites in a medium bowl (not plastic) until stiff peaks form; set aside. Lightly beat the egg yolks in a small bowl; set aside.

In a saucepan, combine the chopped onions, thyme, 1 teaspoon parsley flakes or 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, and rosemary. Add about 1 cup water; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and continue boiling until onions are tender; drain well.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until well blended. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Add the drained onions and 1/2 cup of the soft bread crumbs. Quickly stir in the slightly beaten egg yolks; add salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg, if desired. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg whites until well incorporated. Turn into prepared casserole. Toss remaining 1/2 cup bread crumbs with the melted butter and fresh chopped parsley, if using. Sprinkle over the onion mixture. Bake for about 40 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serves 6.

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