I know what you’re thinking… most delicious homemade christmas gift, you were thinking of my fudge recipe were you not? Well, you were close, but this year, I branched out and decided to make something savoury (ish – depending on if adding 1/4 cup of sugar to anything can be considered savoury).
We try in our family, to include the homemade element over Christmas, for personal and somewhat anti-consumerism-Christmassy reasons – so I’m super pumped to have this all made up, in my fridge and ready to throw on a cheese plate.
Red Onion Marmalade. Yum guys. Yum.
This pressie has been made and has been/will be distributed to parents, in-laws and teachers alike. And it’s easy and so very, very delicious.
I tried a few recipes, and this one is by far my best (thanks to All Recipes):
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 large red onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- salt to taste
Tip: Genius Debbie remembered she had a slicing attachment on her food processor, and so no onion-tears for me. Boom.
Heat olive oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onions and sugar in hot oil until onions start to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Stir red wine and balsamic vinegar into onion mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until liquid is evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes more. Season with salt.
All you need are some jars (I get mine from Bonpak), and some brown paper (PNA/MerryPak) and some twine/string. I attached a little card with a note and onion marmalade ingredients. How cute, and HOW simple?
What is your fave homemade treat?