Onion jam, like tomato jam, was a brand new recipe to me.
The idea of another savory sandwich spread was intriguing… But, I figured I would like it. Onions are one of my favorite aromatics.
I looked through an assortment of recipes online, and finely decided to base my jam off Shutterbean’s Caramelized Onion Jam. I love the simplicity and room for variation!
To change my jam up I used a vanilla balsamic, and a tad bit more brown sugar. Next time I plan to reduce the brown sugar and add in a splash of apple cider vinegar (instead of red wine) with the vanilla balsamic. Yum.
Curious about what to use your jam on? I spread it in wraps, sandwiches, and slathered on burgers. Tracy (Shutterbean author) compiled a lovely list of uses for caramelized onion jam. A few ideas include on pizza, as a hot dog topper, or shoved in a grilled cheese. Check out the other suggestions here.