Red Onion Jam Recipe | Condiment Recipes | PBS Food

This sweet and colorful spread can add flavor to a variety of dishes.
(Recipe Courtesy: Marc Matsumoto from the Fresh Tastes Blog)



  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 24.7 ounces (700 grams) red onions, sliced thin (3 large onions)
  • 2.1 ounces (60 grams) sugar (~1/3 cup)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Put the oil, onions, sugar, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and salt in a sauté pan, making sure the bay leaf and cinnamon are tucked under the onions, and cover with a lid.
  2. Place the pan over medium low heat and cook covered until the onions are very soft (20-30 minutes).
  3. Remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium-high.
  4. Reduce the jam, stirring constantly until you have a thick glossy jam.
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