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Easy recipe for Caramelised Onion Chutney

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving

I would love to make caramelised onion chutney and wondered if anyone has an easy receipe.

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  • edited 17 October 2009 at 2:32PM
    rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    edited 17 October 2009 at 2:32PM
    there's one here

    I'll have a quick search and see if I can find any others :)

    and have a look at the Red Onion Chutney and Marmalade Recipes thread
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  • Caramelised Onion Chutney

    6 large onions (red or white)
    3 cups of sherry or red wine vinegar (about 8fl oz per cup)
    3 cups of sugar (brown if poss) but you can use white
    2-4 bay leaves
    20 black peppercorns crushed
    • Place all ingredients in large stainless steel saucepan.
    • Bring to boil and simmer gently until liquid has evaporated and onions are translucent. (This normally takes about an hour to 90 mins)
    • Pour into sterilized jars.
    This keeps for 3 - 6 months in the fridge and makes approx 2 - 3lb. It has quite a sweet taste and is great with cheese and cold meats etc.

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  • rosiebenrosieben Forumite
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    Like the sound of that MSD, I've added it to the GC recipe list ;)
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  • bunny_toobunny_too Forumite
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    Onion marmalade
    Makes about 1lb
    6 tablespoons olive oil
    2lb onions, peeled and finley sliced
    6 tablespoons demerara sugar
    4 tablespoons sherry vinegar

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan,add the onion and mix in the sugar. Over medium heat cook for about 2 hours, stirring from time to time to ensure that the onions don't stick- you will be suprised at how much they fall. Add the vinegar, stir well and then continue to cook for a futher 30-45 mins until you get the gooey mess you want.
    Keeps for 2 months in the fridge, i sometimes jar this and give it for xmas gifts.:j
  • Hey,

    so i've seen this exact same recipe 4 different places on the net, so thought it must be good!

    Made it yesterday, was so pleased with myself, got up this morning, went to check on it and it hasn't set :( so upset, any ideas what i did wrong?

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  • jensterjenster Forumite
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    and good recipes about for this that doesn't have wine in it ?

    i have the onions sugar and red wine vinegar just not any wine

    thanks in advance
  • Hi

    I use:

    1 bag of red onions
    3 cups sugar
    3 cups red wine vinegar (2 bottles more or less)
    lots of cracked black pepper
    bay leaves (although didn't use these last time and couldn't tell difference)

    Put all ingredients into a pan and bring to a boil. Turn down heat and simmer until most of liquid has gone and onions transluscent (sp?)

    Usually makes around 3/4 jars. I leave for at least a week before using to let vinegary taste settle and it will last for up to 6 months.

    Mum just ordered another batch off me so it must be alright!
  • This is for Onion Marmalade (very easy to make)

    2kgs red onions
    750 ml malt vinegar
    800 gms soft brown sugar
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
    2 tbsp fresh chopped thyme
    2 bay leaves

    simmer the chopped onions (I slice them thinly) in the vinegar for about 1 hour. Add the rest of the ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer until thick. Spoon into sterilised jars.
  • zippychickzippychick Forumite
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    ive merged this with an older thread asking the same thing . Do let us know how you get on.

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  • ixiaixia Forumite
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    I'm going to try mumtosix's recipe have everything for that thanks
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