Onion Jam

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This stuff is so so good. I love onions and this is just one more way to use them. You can use it on Hamburgers, sandwiches, with crackers, add to cream cheese for a dip.or  just eat plain haha.

It is pretty easy to make. I usually make a large batch and just halfway measure then taste as I go so if you want more sugar or more vinegar just add to taste. Also if doing a larger batch add two boxes of pectin.


Onion Jam

 8-10 large onions Sliced and chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 cups brown sugar
1 cup  sugar
2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
box of powdered pectin

Chop your all your onions. Cook the onions down in a large pot over medium-high heat in the butter for 45 minutes, until they start to caramelize.  Make sure to keep stirring so onions don’t scorch. Add in the brown sugar, apple juice, and vinegar and continue cooking down about 20 minutes then add the pectin. Cook down the mixture another 15-20 minutes until it reaches the thickness you prefer.   I like it pretty thick. Prepare your water bath and jars.  Fill jars to 1/4″ headspace and process 15 minutes or adjust to your altitude.


Yield: 4 pints or 8 half-pints And this will vary if you add a little more of something.

5 Replies to “Onion Jam”

  1. NRP

    Now were talking HAHAHAHA

    Assuming the Butter is 1/2 cup? or 1/2 stick?
    Also the “4 half pints” should be “4 pints” correct?

    Will be making some of this this coming weekend
    Blue is thinking the house will be smelling like Onions… HAHAHA

    Thanks Connie

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Ugh I fixed it lol. 1/2 cup butter and 4 pints.
      I always make a big roaster pan full and don’t measure precisely just kinda a taste thing and I always end up with a different amount. Pretty much like all my cooking hahaha.
      It smells good and tastes so so good. Let me know what you think.

  2. NRP

    First attempt failed, burnt the Onions HAHAHAHA
    I said I was a cook, did not say I’m a GOOD cook UGHHHH

    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Darn it, hate when that happens. Ya, they need to be stirred pretty regularly. YOU may need to add a little more butter if you have a pan that sticks.
      Battling strep throat right now so will post as soon as I feel a little better.