Caramelized Onion Jam

Serve as a condiment - on top of burgers, in a sandwich, or with cheese and crackers.

March 2012 | By
Caramelized Onion Jam
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March 2012

Onions have wonderful flavor, and this recipe plays on their sweet side. Serve as a condiment—on top of burgers, in a sandwich, or with cheese and crackers.

Makes 3/4 cup  Prep Time 15 minutes  Cooking Time about 1 hour and 30 minutes

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups thinly sliced white onions
      (from about 680 grams)
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat.

Add onions and sauté until softened, about 10 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium low, add water, cover and cook until onions turn a deep golden brown, about 1 hour. You will need to stir every 10 minutes, increasing regularity once the mixture has thickened and darkened. If the mixture gets too dry, it will burn easily. Keep watch and add water when needed.

To learn How to Caramelize Onions, click here.

4 Stir in balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, brown sugar, thyme, salt, and pepper. Let simmer for an additional 10 minutes, uncovered, until the sauce thickens.

5  Place in prepared containers, and seal tightly. This will keep in the refrigerator for 2 weeks; once opened, consume within a week.

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