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onion jam in a bowl beside bread

Caramelized Onion Jam

Perfect to make during onion harvest! Onion Jam is not a sweet breakfast jam but a savory condiment. Balsamic Vinegar and spices perfectly balance the flavors together. I love eating it alongside grilled meats, on hot dogs, hamburgers or in sandwiches.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, Continental
Keyword caramelized onion jam, Onion Jam, onion relish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • non-reactive pan


  • 5 cups onions quartered and sliced
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • oil for frying


  • In a non-reactive pan, saute the onions in oil for about 10 minutes until they are golden brown.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce and simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes until the onion jam reduces and thickens. Keep refrigerated.