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Red Onion Jam

Red Onion Jam

Red Onion Jam - an intensely flavorful, sweet and tangy accompaniment to grilled chicken or pork, with steak or on burgers.
Course Condiments
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 Makes about 2 cups.
Calories 95 kcal


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 large finely diced red onions
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 tsp dry thyme


  1. Add the butter, red onion and minced garlic to a medium sized pot.
  2. Cook over medium low heat for about 20 minutes until the onions have reduced considerably and caramelized.
  3. Add the pepper, salt, honey, apple cider vinegar, apple juice and thyme.
  4. Simmer very slowly and reduce this mixture for another 20 minutes or more, until it reaches a jam-like consistency. Pay close attention to the jam, stirring often until practically all of the liquid boils off.
  5. Serve warm or reheat a little at a tie in the microwave for a few seconds as needed.
  6. This jam will last for several days in sealed container/s in the fridge or for much longer if you choose to make a large batch and follow proper canning/bottling procedures.
  7. If keeping for longer than a week, use the canning method recommended by the jar manufacturer as in this <a href="http://www.bernardin.ca/pages/step_by_step___your_guide_to_home_canning/32.php" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><b>step-by-step guide</b></a>.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Red Onion Jam
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.