Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

Naturally sweet Vidalia onions get even richer and sweeter when slowly caramelized with garlic, wine and balsamic vinegar while cognac adds a touch of elegance. Try it on your next burger, or spooned over grilled steak! Adapted from the Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large pot and add the onions and sugar.
  2. Cook, uncovered,over medium high heat for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally - the onions will be beginning to caramelize.
  3. Stir in the garlic, wine, cognac and vinegar.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add salt and pepper, then spoon into jars and process in a waterbath for 30 minutes.