My Little ROCK – Reliable Organised Cooking Kitchen
– Onion Jam –
I found this recipe for onion jam in my complete book of preserves and pickles and converted it for the TM5. It uses prunes and some brown sugar as a sweetener so its not an overly sweet jam. Its delicious served on a cracker with some brie cheese.
Time to table:
Number of Ingredients:
30 ml olive oil (2 tablespoons)
15g butter (1 tablespoon)
500g brown onions
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons brown sugar
30ml balsamic vinegar (2 tablespoons)
120ml red wine (1/2 cup)
Salt and pepper to taste
- Pull out all of your ingredients and measure out the quantities.
- Peel your onion, cut it in half and then slice (Yes I know your TM5 can chop it for you but I think it looks prettier sliced! Your TM5 will still save you from cooking it on the stove 🙂 ).
- Chop up your prunes into small pieces.
1. Place the butter and oil the bowl and set it for 1 minute, 100° on speed 1. Put on your lid with the measuring cup on.
2. When you open the lid your butter and oil should be nicely melted.
3. Next add your sliced onions, thyme and bay leaf to the bowl. Set for 3 minutes, Varoma, Reverse Speed on Wooden spoon mixing. Put on your lid and leave the measuring cup off.
4. Now add your sugar and salt and pepper. Set for 15 minutes, Varoma, Reverse Speed on Wooden Spoon speed. Put on your lid and leave the measuring cup off.
5. When you look under the lid your onions should look like these!
6. Check around your blade to make sure there’s no onion slices caught up. Then add your prunes, balsamic vinegar, red wine and 60 ml of water. Set for 15 minutes, Varoma, Reverse Speed on speed 1. Put on your lid with the measuring cup off.
7. The picture below shows how your onion jam should turn out. Depending on the thickness of your onions and their age you may wish to give it another couple of minutes on Varoma, Reverse Speed on speed 1 in the TM5 with the measuring cup off.
8. Finally transfer your onion jam into a jar or serving dish and pop it into the fridge to cool if you want to eat it ASAP. If your storing it in a jar in the fridge for a while add 1 teaspoon of olive oil to the mix prior to bottling.
Hints and Tips:
- This jam should be stored in the fridge and should last several days.