My December / January leave period is all about indulgence for me. It means eating lots of wonderful foods, enjoying dessert after every meal, and spending a lot of time in my kitchen. I don’t watch my weight and I eat whenever I feel like it. I’m not usually like this. Even when we are overseas I’m particular about our food. But somehow the festive season affects my mood and I indulge. I just love cheese and I have a lot more of it in December than I usually would as we have freshly baked bread every day. I decided that a nice onion marmalade would go perfectly with my bread and cheese and set about making some. Low and slow is the key here as you don’t want the onions to colour.
do you eat savoury marmalades?
- On a low heat place the oil and the thyme into a large sauté pan
- When the oil has warmed, add the onions and turn the heat to medium
- Sauté the onions until soft
- Add the vinegar, cider and fructose and season to taste
- Continue cooking until the onions are sticky
- Adjust the seasoning and place into a sterilized glass jar
- Keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge
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The ingredients used for my onion marmalade:
- I use either olive oil or canola oil for my recipes. Either are suitable for this recipe
- Grow your own thyme in pots, around your garden or between cobblestones. When you walk over the herb it releases an amazing aroma
- Make sure the onions you buy are firm
- I use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar for the health benefits
- To me, cider must be dry. I love English ciders but when at home I only buy local
- You can use sugar instead of fructose (gram for gram) in this recipe.
What I blogged:
- one year ago – croissants
27 thoughts on “Onion Marmalade”
I’ve never tried anything like it and it makes me very curious 🙂
I hope you decide to give this a try Marta 🙂
I can’t help but think of those god awful pickled onions when I think of onions and sugar. I bet this tastes a thousand times better!
This is nothing like pickled onions at all Lisa 🙂
Never heard of onion marmalade before, interesting.
It is a nice savoury condiment 🙂
I can picture this being a great little topping for so many, recipes, salads, etc. Is this a South African recipe?
I am not sure where it originated BAM, I just made it 🙂
We both love onion marmalade and have bought it from Woolies quite a lot. Your recipe sounds great, Tandy. Thanks.
I shall have to get some from them and see how it compares 😉
Sounds delicious, as long as there are no raw onions!
Never raw onions in our house as Dave does not like them 🙂
Sounds delicious! We’ve never been big on savory marmalade before, but I’d like to try some out. This sounds really good!
I like some savoury marmalades but they must add to the final dish and not take it over 🙂
This is something I want to try as I love onions! Looks delish!
Thank you Katerina 🙂
Your marmalade sounds good…I make one with the addition of apples and raisins.
I shall have to try adding apples next time Karen 🙂
What a gorgeous recipe! I would love this slathered on toast or crostini with lots o cheese! =)
I think lots of cheese works for me too 🙂
I’ve heard people talk about an Onion Marmalades but I’ve never tried it. Doesnt it leave an oniony taste in your mouth? It would be interesting to try it though…
It is not as oniony as pickled onions!
this sounds wonderful
I am sure you will love this!