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Caramelized Onion Jam Tips
Can you use other kinds of onions to make caramelized onion jam?
You can definitely use other types of onions
to make this delicious jam. Sweet onions tend to lend the best flavor here, but yellow onions caramelize very easily and can be used instead. Here's a primer on how to caramelize onions
for best results.
Can you cut back on the amount of sugar in this caramelized onion jam?
Canning is all about safely creating a precise pH level inside the jar, so you’ll want to stick to approved recipes. Otherwise, your shelf-stable goods could make people sick. If you prefer a lower-sugar option, look for low sugar pectin and follow the manufacturer's guide as directed. Read up on some common canning mistakes
and how to avoid them.
How do you serve caramelized onion jam? How do you store it?
Serve this caramelized onion jam with cheese and crackers, on crostini, or mixed into cream cheese and spread on baguette slices. It’s also particularly tasty on one of our classic burgers
. Once your jam is canned, store it in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year. Read more Test Kitchen tips for successful canning at home
. —Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Tester
2 tablespoons: 104 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.