onion jam

While recently in Tallin, Estonia, I bought a jar of "onion jam". It is thick, almost black, sweet...and delicious ! (works very nice on a cracker with cream cheese). If anyone knows of a recipe for this thick dark Estonian onion jam, I would love to hear it. I am getting to the bottom of the jar.

  • Posted by: bigpan
  • September 23, 2012


Diana B. September 24, 2012
There are a bunch of recipes here; perhaps you can tinker with one to get close to what you're looking for: http://www.punkdomestics.com/search/node/onion%20jam
Tony S. September 24, 2012
I actuall just made onion jam as a compliment for grilled pork chops. Very easy:

2 onions sliced
6 garlic cloves thinly sliced
3 Tbs balsamic
1 Tbs sugar
pinch crushed red pepper
2 Tbs olive oil
salt to taste

Add olive oil to skillet on med-high. Add onions and garlic, stir. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat to med-low. Simmer for 30 - 45 minutes. You can cover to prevent too much evaporation or you can add a couple of tablespoons of water every once in awhile. Cook until you reach desired consistency.
boulangere September 24, 2012
I would suggest slowly and patiently caramelizing a good amount of onions, then adding a reduced balsamic glaze. That's how we prepare it.
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