Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion.
  3. Cook 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, stir frequently.
  4. Add vinegar, sugar, ginger and garlic.
  5. Cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.
  6. Stir in basil, salt and pepper.
  7. Serve with steak or pork tenderloin.
Most Helpful

Very good. Made it just as stated. I tasted the jam when it was almost ready and thought, hm, something's missing. Read the recipe again and found that I had forgotten to add the brown sugar. When having done that and tasted again, yes, this is perfect! Wouldn't change a thing. Had some with a vegetable casserole when it was still warm and some on crackers when it had cooled off. It is sweet (not overly), spicy, yes definitely something to make again. Thanks for posting. Made for P-A-R-T-Y- Holiday tag, December2009.

Chef Dudo December 10, 2009

SO good!! I had a "red onion jam" at a restaurant in Williamsburg, VA and decided to try to find the recipe. Their jam was 10 times sweeter and bright red, so I was skeptical about this one. I was so happy with the result. I liked it not being so sweet and it was easy to prepare. I added a handful of dried cranberries after cooking and served with roasted turkey. It was also great on Ritz (I ate about half of it before my husband got home!) Next time, I would add the cranberries sooner so they will plump up. Thanks so much Michele! I really enjoyed this!

BrookeTX-GA September 14, 2007

Delicious! I do a happy dance every time I have some. Not too sweet and great spice zing. My favorite use is topping it on a toasted Everything bagel with a smear of cream cheese. Also gave new life and unbelievable dimension to a frozen mushroom pizza.

CannB1 July 09, 2010