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


  1. Melt the butter in a medium heavy-based saucepan.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Stir over low heat until dissolved.
  4. Add onions and cook.
  5. Cover and continue to cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
  6. Add garlic and balsamic vinegar.
  7. Season and cook uncovered on low heat for another 30 minutes.
  8. Stir every few minutes.
  9. Once cooked, transfer to a bowl.
  10. Cool slightly before serving.


Most Helpful

This was excellent onion confit thanks Charishma. I made a half recipe, but accidently splashed extra vinegar into it. I liked it with the extra! I added a pinch each of chilli and cinnamon when I was seasoning it. We used this with home made chicken burgers. Yum.

JustJanS July 05, 2004

This was a great recipe. I used regular sugar, and tried to reduce the butter a bit. It was hard to figure out the right amounts, instead of grams. I used it on BBQ chicken pizza, sandwhiches and a whole lot more. It was really great.

Denise Crosswhite May 13, 2002

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