Onion Compote

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Sharon123

Onion compote can embellish broiled fish fillets or steamed vegetables. Great on pizza! Cook time can vary.

Top Review by enigmused

I've never caramelized onions before so I was a little worried that I'd burn something, but this was an easy recipe to follow and great-tasting to boot. I made this as a side to a curry chicken and it was a fantastic combination. Thanks for posting, this is a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine onions and honey.
  2. Cook slowly until caramelized, about 45 minutes.
  3. Add vinegar and stir.
  4. Add water and reduce to low heat.
  5. Cook uncovered until liquid has been absorbed.
  6. Onions are done when they are tender, have melted together,and are moist but not wet.
  7. (More liquid and cooking time may be needed.) Whisk in butter.
  8. Season.
  9. Let cool and store in a mason jar.
  10. When ready to use, reheat the compote over low heat and adjust seasoning.
  11. Onion compote will keep refrigerated for at least a month.
  12. Enjoy!

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