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Caramelized Onion Jam Recipe
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Caramelized Onion Jam Recipe

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This savory jam is very good served with meats—we especially like it with venison. People who enjoy garlic and onions think it’s terrific. —Vanessa Lambert, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Process: 10 min. + standing
MAKES:56 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. Process: 10 min. + standing
MAKES: 56 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 whole garlic bulbs
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 5 cups chopped sweet onions (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 103 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. Remove papery outer skin from garlic (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off garlic bulbs; brush with oil. Wrap each bulb in heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until softened. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  2. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in butter for 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Squeeze softened garlic into pan. Stir in the cider vinegar, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, ginger and cloves. Bring to a rolling boil. Gradually add sugar, stirring constantly. Return to a boil for 3 minutes.
  3. Add pectin; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; let stand for 3 minutes. Skim off foam. Pour hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Yield: about 3-1/2 pints.
Originally published as Caramelized Onion Jam in Taste of Home August/September 2005, p 37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 103 calories, 1 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 52 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Caramelized Onion Jam(3)

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2013

I thought this was too sweet! I was hoping for something a little more on the savory side. I will made again with a lot less sugar.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

Super yummy..... My whole family loves it... I am makeing it agian next weekend. AND... will make it for my Christmas baskets..

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

Love this jam! I put some on Brie and baked it -- outstanding. It's great on cream cheese also.

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