Caramelised red onion chutney

This caramelised onion chutney (also called onion jam) is sweet and sticky, the perfect accompaniment to cheese, salad or meat. It can be made with little effort and the result will be delicious and shining rubin colour.

Caramelised red onion chutney

Caramelised red onion chutney

This Caramelised Onion Chutney (also called Onion Jam) is very easy to make. You just need some simple ingredients and the result will be fantastic.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Chutney, Jam, Side Dish
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: onion, red onion
Servings: 4 people
Author: Myreille


  • 5-6 medium red onions ( thinly sliced)
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams Demerara sugar
  • tablespoons (10 %) white vinegar 
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme


  • In a saucepan mix sliced onion, sugar and demerara sugar.
  • Now put the pan on high heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Add ¼ cup (50 ml) of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the vinegar and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Add the thyme and cook for 4-5 minutes
  • Spoon the hot chutney into sterilized jars, and seal the red onion chutney and it will keep for up to 12 months. Or let it cool and serve with cheese, toast, meat or salad.


If the onion chutney is too sweet, add more vinegar. You can also use balsamic vinegar but then the ready onion chutney will be browener, it will lose its rubin colour.

The Caramelised Onion Chutney also makes a great edible gift for friends and family.