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Caramelized Onion Jam

Gr8 to top steaks or prime rib. Also delicious as an appetizer, see Gr8 Tips.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Caramelized Onion Jam
Servings: 8 meat toppings
Author: Anna


  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 ¼ pounds onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ cup whiskey (I used bourbon), or apple cider
  • 2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar


  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and toss to coat evenly in the butter-olive oil mixture.
  • Stir in thyme, honey and pepper.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. This should take about 12 - 20 minutes, depending on the pan you are using and the moisture content of the onions.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the whiskey and white balsamic vinegar. (Remove the pan so the alcohol doesn't ignite!)
  • Return the pan to the stove and turn to high heat, bring to a boil then turn down to simmer.
  • Simmer until the moisture is reduced and mixture thickens to a jam like consistency, about 20-30 minutes.


Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:
This can be made, cooled, then stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Gr8 Tips:
  • This is best when served over steaks with a horseradish cream sauce.
  • Serve this on top of crostini with some brie or a slice of pear. 
  • Or add it to your cheese board.
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