Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

I received a Blue Ribbon for this recipe in 1997 at the Fresno County Fair. This goes very well, with ham. I also like to use it as a base for salad dressings! This recipe also uses 1 pkg of low sugar pectin (powdered type).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place onions, apple juice, vinegar and spices in a pot. Mix 1/4 cup sugar with 1 pkg of low sugar pectin. Put pectin mixture in pot with onions. Add oleo, bring to a full boil. Stir constantly. Add rest of sugars, boil exactly 5 minutes.
  2. Ladle into prepared jars.
  3. Process 5 minutes in boiling water canner, making sure all have sealed properly.
Most Helpful

Very nice jam..flavorful. Imade this for gifts this holiday and also served it over brie with appetizers. It was a big hit - especially with one of my Brit friends who felt it was like a chutney. She couldn't get enough of it. Next round I may chop the onions a bit more as I only thinly sliced and thought they were a little "stringy" for my personal preference. I loved the spices - flavor is terrific. I used red wine vinegar based on the otehr reviewer's post. Thank you for a fabuous recipe!

Mommy Diva December 16, 2008

Congrats on the Blue Ribbon, this recipe is wonderful. The only change I made was to use a little less pepper (2 tsp) was just right for us. I also used certo light for the powdered pectin. I sliced the onion very very thin and gave them a chop, we like the flavor of onion but not large pieces of them. This worked out perfectly. I found the sage to be just right not overpowering at all!! When making this I had white wine and red wine vinegar, and looked at both of them and wondered. Red onions= red wine vinegar which gave it a nice color. Im going to be experimenting with this as a base for salad dressings. Ive tried this onion jam with cream cheese and crackers, next pork and ham!

Calee September 26, 2007