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Pantry Preserving: Onion Marmalade

Onion Marmalade


Onion Marmalade is a great way to use up a lot of sweet onions while they are in season!  Despite the name, onion marmalade is not anything like the citrus varieties.  It is a lovely companion to pork, sausage, and hamburgers.  It also is fantastic on some toasted bread points or crackers along with some bleu cheese or aged cheddar.

This recipe makes (2) 4 oz jars and can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Onion Marmalademodified from Cooking Light Magazine 

  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 2 cups sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry mustard
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add onion to the pan and cook 20 minutes, or until tender. (Stir occasionally)

Stir in sugar and cook for another 2 minutes.

Add vinegar, dry mustard, bay leaf, salt and pepper.  Bring to a simmer and cook 6 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated, stirring occasionally.

Discard the bay leaf and pack into small 4 oz canning jars.  ( or one 8 oz jar)

10 comments on “Pantry Preserving: Onion Marmalade

  1. Cloches & Lavender
    August 22, 2013

    Whenever you preserve something it looks so good!

  2. Home Seasons
    August 22, 2013

    Never heard of an onion marmalade before, but this sounds like it’d be delicious on a whole lot of foods!

  3. tableofcolors
    August 22, 2013

    Looks like a wonderful addition to many types of meals!

  4. Geraldine
    August 22, 2013

    yummm…sounds great!

  5. Fae's Twist & Tango
    August 22, 2013

    Kenley, You come up with most amazing preserves. I am impressed every time I visit you. Where and how do you store all these marvels?

  6. apuginthekitchen
    August 22, 2013

    Sounds so good, had heard of onion marmalade but never really knew what it was. It would be great on a grilled cheese sandwich. YUM!

  7. now at home mom
    August 22, 2013

    Good idea Kenley! So perfect with hamburgers 🙂 or the sausages that me and hubby love so much here! 🙂
    Wish you a great weekend! 🙂

  8. lulu
    August 22, 2013

    You are coming up with some very good homemade things. I just made your lavender preserves with blueberries.

  9. the Painted Apron
    August 23, 2013

    This sounds wonderful, I love stuff like this, pinning!

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