Joy Of Spanish Cooking

Onion Jam


I don’t know about you, but I cook with a lot of onion. In Spain, we use onions all the time for many recipes. You can’t argue that it adds a whole dimension of flavor and I really think onions go well with a lot of different dishes. Previously, I posted a delicious tomato jam, and I thought… why not something similar but with onions?

And then there’s convenience. A lot of the time, I want to make something quick but the recipe calls for a cooked onion. I know that I can toss a chopped onion in the microwave for a minute with some sugar but you know that it is not going to be the same.

I like to have a jar of onion jam already made! Yay! It’s so easy. It takes about 30 minutes and you can have onions for a week! How does it sound to you? Good, right? So let’s see what we have to do…

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for a 1 pint jar:

– 1 Ib onions

– 1.5 oz olive oil

– 1/3 cup brown sugar (or more if you like it a little sweeter)

– 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (I use Modena)

– Slice the onions very thin. In a medium sauce pan, combine the olive oil and the onions. Cook on low to medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir about every 5 minutes. Add the sugar and the vinegar. Stir until mixed well and cook for another 10-13 minutes. Cover and let it rest for a few minutes.

Delicious as a side, or as a tapa. Pictures are montaditos. One with mozzarella and  onion jam, the other with tomato jam and onion jam. Very yummy!

Bon profit!

onion jam
onion jam

onion jam

7 thoughts on “Onion Jam”

  1. Hola Ivette, In India also we use garlic and onions a lot. They always help in increasing the taste of the spicy recipes, but I never knew about Onion jam, this is the reason I love recipe blogs, we learn a lot different ways of cooking the same……, I will surely give it a try as it looks easy, quick and tasty.

    1. Hi Seema! Thank you:) This onion jam, is so easy and versatile. You can find a lot of uses of it. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

  2. Hi Ivette, I just made this, and it is DELICIOUS! I’ll have to hide it behind something so I don’t eat it all at once! I went to Renie’s on Saturday, and she had made it too, and we had some on a cracker with cream cheese. Very good, a good combination!

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