This is an easy onion jam that is incredibly versatile. It enhances anything from rice or barley dishes to spreading on a piece of bread. Great accompaniment to chicken as well. You can substitute sherry vinegar for the balsamic vinegar.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion in hot oil until soft and caramelized, 10 to 12 minutes. Add water, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar; stir until sugar is dissolved and mixture is simmering. Reduce heat to low and cook until mixture thickens and reaches desired consistency, about 30 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

92 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 2.3g; sodium 9.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2015
This was very easy but a little more time consuming than I was expecting. I sliced the onions instead of chopping them because I thought it would look prettier than the chopped on the appetizers I had planned to make. I was delusional. Ah well it had good flavor. Read More
(5)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2020
Onions do not carmelize in 10 to 12 minutes, regardless of what the instructions say. Spend more time and actually carmelize the onions, and this will be so much better. Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2015
This was very easy but a little more time consuming than I was expecting. I sliced the onions instead of chopping them because I thought it would look prettier than the chopped on the appetizers I had planned to make. I was delusional. Ah well it had good flavor. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2015
I lost my onion jam recipe & was looking for a replacement. This fit the bill nicely! I used red onions, added a pinch of salt & cut the sugar down to about a tablespoon.. YUM!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2020
Onions do not carmelize in 10 to 12 minutes, regardless of what the instructions say. Spend more time and actually carmelize the onions, and this will be so much better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2018
This sounds wonderful. Would like to make for gifts. Can it be canned? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2021
I loved it! I only added pepper ('cause I LOVE pepper). Had it on a Roast Beef Sandwich and on an Egg Salad Sandwich. The flavor with the Balsamic is very tart and tasty. Definitely a way to use up extra onions. I made a double batch to share. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2017
this was okay--I have had better onion jam. Maybe needed to boil down the vinegar more to thicken. Still needed more flavor. Read More
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