This stuff is so so good. I love onions and this is just one more way to use them. You can use it on Hamburgers, sandwiches, with crackers, add to cream cheese for a dip. or just eat plain haha.
It is pretty easy to make. I usually make a large batch and just halfway measure then taste as I go so if you want more sugar or more vinegar just add to taste. Also if doing a larger batch add two boxes of pectin.
8-10 large onions Sliced and chopped
1/2 cup butter
3 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
box of powdered pectin
Chop all your onions. Cook the onions down in a large pot over medium-high heat in the butter for 45 minutes, until they start to caramelize. Make sure to keep stirring so the onions don’t scorch. Add in the brown sugar, apple juice, and vinegar and continue cooking for about 20 minutes then add the pectin. Cook down the mixture for another 15-20 minutes until it reaches the thickness you prefer. I like it pretty thick. Prepare your water bath and jars. Fill jars to 1/4″ headspace and process for 15 minutes or adjust to your altitude.
Yield: 4 pints or 8 half-pints this will vary if you add a little more of something.