Onion Jam

Total Time:
2 hr 45 min
Prep:
1 hr 25 min
Cook:
1 hr 20 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Vidalia onions, julienned (if not in season, any sweet onion will do)
  • 2 lemons, zested and juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Melt the butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions, lemon zest, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until the onions start to turn translucent, about 5 minutes

Add the coriander, 1/4 cup of the brown sugar and half the lemon juice and turn the heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions start to cook down and the liquid is evaporated, about 15 minutes. Add 1/3 cup water every 10 minutes and continue to cook until the onions are thick and golden brown, about 55 minutes. Stir in the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar and the lemon juice and cook until the brown sugar melts, 3 to 5 minutes more. Season to taste.


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