making red onion marmalade

July 12, 2009 at 10:54 am 3 comments

red onion marmalade

I love eating chutney and I know it tastes better if you leave it but I just can’t!   This is the perfect recipe for me; you can eat it straight away and it will store so you can make a big batch of it.  This recipe is from Pickles and Chutneys from the Australian Women’s Weekly home library series.

what you need

4 large red onions (1.2kg) sliced
water 1.5 cups (375ml)
Malt Vinegar 1/2 cup (125ml)
Packed brown sugar 2/3 cup (130g)
Grated orange rind 2 teaspoons
Orange Juice 1/2 cup (125ml)
Raisins (my optional addition)

what you do

  • add the sliced onions and water to a large pan
  • leave uncovered and bring to the boil for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally (or until onion is soft and liquid has evaporated)
  • add remaining ingredients to the pan:  stir over heat, without boiling, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • simmer, covered, for 30 minutes
  • remove cover; simmer, stirring occasionally, for a further 30 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • spoon into hot sterilized jars; seal while hot (makes about 4-5 small jars)

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. holler  |  July 12, 2009 at 11:06 am

    Gorgeous recipe Nic, my mouth is watering!

    • 2. Nip it in the bud  |  July 12, 2009 at 11:08 am

      it’s a good ‘un and so easy to make. It’s not as vinegary as most chutneys and delicious on warm spuds. Now my mouth is watering!

  • 3. mangocheeks  |  July 12, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    My husband loves chutneys, so I will think about making this one. Thanks.


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