Onion Marmalade

Does anyone have a tried and trusted recipe for onion marmalade? (We tried Margaret Patten last time and the results were watery and disappointing.) Since my onion crop this year was modest (!) I thought I might put it to special use!

I’ve got Floyd’s book from 1994, but finding it on the web is easier than me typing it out for you…

this recipe works well for me.


I’m going to try this one! Thanks Sunbeam.

Huh… that site has now locked me out… so here goes:
1kg finely sliced onions
4 tbs olive oil
125g caster sugar
300ml white wine vinegar
4 cloves
2 bayleaves
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tbs tomato purée
large pinch cayenne pepper

Sauté the onions in the oil until transparent
add all the other ingredients, cover and cook gently for about 1 hr.
check the seasoning and add a little more sugar, pepper, salt to your own taste
continue cooking gently until the mixture reaches a marmalade constituency.
(When cool, pour off any oil and store in jars.)

over the years I’ve fiddled with the recipe… that’s half the fun of cooking… :hugs:


And wine as required …!


Delia Smith has a good recipe for Red Onions… but I don’t often get given those… possibly it would be just as good with white onions… ???

and, yes… wine is what makes it all come together… (or fall apart, depending… hic)

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Thank you for this!
F xx