Caramelised Red Onion Chutney Recipe

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 55 mins

This one is a really lovely chutney. Use it on or in quiches, pizzas, plain biscuits, sandwiches or just with a cheese platter, I am sure you will love it. I do keep this in the fridge, and it never lasts long, so I am not sure as to its time of keeping, but would say at least 5-6 months.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the onions and chilli into thin slices, then cut onion slices in half again and put them into a pan with bay leaves, chilli and oil. Cook gently over a low heat for about 20 minutes.
  2. When the onions are dark and sticky, add the sugar, the vinegars and mustard seeds, simmer for about 30 minutes, until the chutney is thick and dark. (Stirring at intervals so the chutney does not stick to the pan).
  3. Pour the chutney into hot, sterilised jars seal and let chutney cool.
  4. You must have a taste but really (before you eat it) this should left for a month or maybe even more for the flavours to blend and mature. .
Most Helpful

This is so good. I doubled the recipe and got 5 jars which we gave 3 away as Xmas pressies but now we have none left for ourselves. Need to make some more very soon especially as the last batch didn't even sit for a week. Dave reckons it's the best on toast with a slice of cheese.

Jewelies December 29, 2011

Tis, if this chutney is going to improve sitting for a month, it'll be a 10 star recipe! It was super yummy just licking the spoon and scraping the pan. I sliced my onions on a mandolin and they seemed to release a lot of moisture and take for ever (well over an hour) to reach "sticky" in step 1. They hadn't got particularly brown, but had cooked away so much I decided to just go on with the recipe. It seems to have worked wonderfully, but I only got 2 1/3 El Paso Salsa jars worth. Red onions are on sale at our local supermarket this week, so I'm going to make more later in the week as I know I'll kick myself if I don't.

JustJanS December 12, 2011

An excellent chutney that is perfect for many uses -- especially cheese platters and pizzas. I mis-read the ingredients and used red wine instead of red wine vinegar (oops -- guess it's time for new glasses), but the end result is delicious. Next time, I'll have to try the other option. Thanks so much for posting.

Leggy Peggy April 22, 2011