Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe

Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe

This Winter Spiced Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe is a real winter warmer, perfect with cheese and crackers or goes beautifully with cold meats such as leftover turkey on boxing day. This is such a great recipe to make in advance as it lasts in the fridge for up to a month, or it could also be made as a fantastic, homemade gift idea to give out this Christmas to your loved ones. Here is how to make it.

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6 x Medium Red Onions

2 x Cloves of Garlic

150ml x Balsamic Vinegar

130g x Light Brown Sugar

2 x Oranges (Juice)

2 x Strips of Orange Rind

10g x Fresh Ginger (finely grated)

1 x Cinnamon Stick

6 x Cloves

1 x Star Anise

2 x Bay Leaves

Pinch x Sea salt

20ml x Olive Oil


1. Begin taking the red onions and removing the top and tail, cut them in half, remove the skins and slice.

2. Place a large saucepan over a medium to high heat. Add in the olive oil and then the sliced onions followed by a pinch of sea salt. Cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

3. Next, add in the light brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, juice of two oranges and two strips of orange rind.

4. Leave whole but lightly crush two cloves of garlic and add them into the pan.

5. Gather together the cinnamon stick, cloves and star anise. Wrap them in a small piece of muslin cloth or I used a loose leaf tea infuser. Add them into the pan.

6. Next, finely grate the ginger using a Microplane and add it to the pan. Give everything a good mix and cook over low heat for roughly 45 minutes until the liquid had reduced and the chutney is a sticky, shiny, jam-like consistency. Remember to give it a stir every 5-10 minutes.

7. Store the chutney in a sterilised jar, in the fridge for up to 1 month. Find out how to sterilise a jar here.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Stan

    How many jars of what size could be made out of this amount of onions?

    1. tjrmint

      Hi Stan, this recipe will make enough for one 250ml jar.

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