Can I substitute red onions for shallots in this recipe?

I excited to try this recipe and gift for the holidays. Since shallot are quite expensive at my local grocery store and red onions are currently on sale, could I substitute red onions for shells in this recipe? Would I have to make any adjustments? Thank you!

  • Posted by: Josh
  • December 9, 2020
Shallot Jam
Recipe question for: Shallot Jam


Emma L. December 9, 2020
Hey Josh—red onion would be awesome! Just start with the same weight (2 pounds) and proceed as written from there.
Josh December 11, 2020
Thank you Emma!
Josh December 20, 2020
Update: This recipe worked beautifully and was well-received by the recipient. He ate the entire jar within 24 hours! I will certainly make again when pounds off onions are on sale and I have a “sour chef” to peel and chop the onions. Lol.
My only substitutions, I used 2.5 lbs of red onions and used fig-balsamic vinegar but may use a sharper vinegar next time. Simple, straightforward recipe with room to experiment.
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