Maple and Onion Jam

This is another wonderful recipe you can give away as gifts and everyone will think you are a rock star. All of the ingredients  I found in the grocery store and are available year round. This is a wonderful savory jam that would go great on crackers or spoon it on top of a block of cream cheese and serve as a appetizer at one of your holiday functions. It has many uses.

Here are a few ways this jam can be used.

Spread on your frozen pizza before you bake it.

Mix it in your meatloaf.

Put it on top or in your burger.

Add it to your scrambled eggs.

Put it on crackers (worth repeating).

Mix it in sour cream and dip potato chips in it.

Mix it in your chicken/turkey salad.

Do you get the idea? The best part is that you can give this away as gifts and everyone will think you are chef like and what not.  Only you and I will know how easy it was to make.

Maple and Onion Jam


1/4 cup olive oil
8 cups sweet onions quartered and sliced thin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup cider vinegar


In a 8 inch skillet (I use my cast iron) heat the olive oil and add the onions. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the onions become translucent. Reduce the heat to medium low and add salt, thyme and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook for another 10 minutes. Increase heat to medium and add maple syrup. Bring to a boil and adjust heat to medium. Cook uncovered another 15 minutes. At this point most of the liquid should have evaporated. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the vinegar.
Ladle the mixture into hot serilized canning jars (I used 4 ounce kind) leaving a 1/4 inch head space. Wipe the jar rims with a damp clean towel and adjust the lids. Proceess in a water bath for 10 minutes. Remove from the water bath and cool. Wait for the lovey ping of the can when it seals.

Peace be with you,