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Caramelized Onion Jam


Keep this rich condiment in the refrigerator for nights when you need to elevate simply roasted chicken, steak, or fish.

  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

Photography: Con Poulos

Source: Whole Living, October 2011


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup water (or low-sodium chicken stock)
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Coarse salt


  1. In a medium pot, heat oil over medium heat and cook onions, covered, stirring occasionally until translucent, about 15 minutes. Add water, vinegar, and sugar and cook uncovered, stirring, until onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes more. Season with salt. Let cool completely.

Cook's Notes

Onion jam can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

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