This savory-sweet onion jam is a great condiment for burgers, or simply spread on top of toast with cheese. Or, kick your favorite pizza and flatbread toppings up a notch by spreading a bit over the top of your dough.
This year seems to have been one of the harshest winters we've had in the U.S. in a long time. As I stare out at the winter tundra that is my backyard, it's hard to even imagine green grass growing, let alone fruits and vegetables.
As someone who lives in the cold, snowy north year round, it's hard to do a lot of canning and preserving when access to local, seasonal produce becomes extremely limited during the winter months. While I do freeze a lot of the fruit I pick over the summer to get us through the winter, I tend to use that fruit in baked goods or stirred into my morning oatmeal rather than in jams and jellies, which already have their own (very large) section in the pantry.
Still, there a few canning projects that are made for the winter - marmalades (like my margarita marmalade) are definitely one of them, and this onion jam is another, as even in the middle of winter, there are plenty of local onions to be had if you make friends with a few local farmers.
Still, onion jam sounds a little odd. Is it more savory, or more sweet? How do you use it? Well, I can promise you that it's completely delicious, and there are plenty of things to do with it. This jam is actually very versatile, and is perfect on a grilled cheese sandwich, a bagel with cream cheese - or, as one of my personal favorites, a pizza or flatbread topping along with pears, prosciutto, and gorgonzola.
Heck, you can stir it into risotto, serve it on top of grilled sausages or hot dogs, or jut set out a jar with a cheese and charcuterie tray for an easy appetizer. I'd love to hear about your favorite ways to use it!