20 October 2015

Onion Jam


Another recipe that makes a wonderful gift, this onion jam goes well with cheese, spicy sausages, steak, in tarts sprinkled with sliced olives, as a topping on baked potatoes or as the relish on a burger.

We really like this and it's easy enough to make just a small batch on the side of the barbecue while the meat is cooking.

Onion Jam

Ingredients:
1 tbsp good quality, nice tasting olive oil (in this case it will pay to buy just a small bottle of the really good stuff)
500g brown onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method:
Heat the oil over a medium heat. Add the onions and sauté them, stirring them until they really are translucent, you don't want them to brown and crisp. Be patient, this will take 15 - 20 minutes. Add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved and the mixture starts to caramelise. Add the balsamic vinegar. Taste it - I usually like to add more balsamic to the mix, we like our onion jam quite tart. If the mixture is too thick, gently stir through a little cold water. It needs to be thick but not solid.

Spoon into hot, sterilised jars and seal. Store in the fridge for up to three months.

This makes a great addition to a gourmet hamper. Team it with pita chips, zucchini pickle and a good, sharp cheese in a small cardboard box (corrugated card looks great, but otherwise wrap and line it with brown paper).  Put the lot into an extra-large oven bag and use burlap or hessian ribbon to tie it off.



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6 comments:

  1. Oh yum Cath, I do love onion jam! I haven't made it myself, but my mother in law does and it is delicious!

    Thank you for sharing the recipe, I will save it for when I want to make some of my own :)

    xTania

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  2. It is good Tania :) I'll only eat grilled/barbecued sausages if I can have onion jam on them - not a fan of the good old aussie snag otherwise. But it goes really well with sharp cheese on crackers, Wayne and I sometimes have a little treat for supper and this is one of our favourites. Because it keeps so well in the fridge making up this recipe isn't a problem.

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    1. I just remembered that my middle daughter (lives in Sydney) loves onion jam too. One time she took a stash from here at Christmas time and then rang up for the recipe because she said all her house mates had eaten her supply and she needed to make more. I am thinking some jars of this for part of her Christmas present :)

      xTania

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  3. Cath im starting to make up some small hampers for friends for Christmas and this jam is definitely getting added in !!!

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  4. It may seem like a rather silly question but as I am new to making my own preserves I thought it best to ask. When you day it keeps for 3 months in the fridge is that once opened or once made ? Thank you

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    1. Once it's made Rebekah, but it won't last that long, it's really, really good :)

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