Sweet Onion Jam
  • 1 tablespoon vegan margarine or olive oil
  • 2 lbs sweet red onions, cut in half then sliced thinly
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup lightly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup dry red wine
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  1. In a large skillet heat the margarine or oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add sliced onions and the sea salt. Saute over medium-low heat until onions soften and begin to caramelize. This may take a while.
  3. Once the onions are caramelized add brown sugar, red wine, and balsamic vinegar. Stir to combine.
  4. Let the mixture come to a bubble and the liquid reduce. You should be able to run your finger through the liquid coated on the back of a spoon and have it leave a distinct line. (See the pic below.) This should take about 30 minutes. The temperature should be low enough that the mixture would never come close to scorching.
  5. Spoon mixture into clean jars (about 2 should do it) and let cool completely before screwing on the lid and refrigerating. Refrigerate up to 5 days. For best flavor and texture, let onion jam return to room temperature to use.
Recipe by These Things I Love at http://thesethingsilove.com/2012/04/sweet-onion-jam/