Red Onion Marmalade with Bay Leaves

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About 3 cups
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Ingredients (9)

  • 3 red onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried Thyme:thyme)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Onions are the star in this sweet-sour chutney. Serve hot as a topping for sautéed calf’s liver, grilled steaks or hamburgers, or pasta with Gorgonzola cheese sauce.


  1. 1In a large nonreactive skillet, sauté 3 sliced red onions in 3 tablespoons butter until softened but not browned. Add 1/2 cup red wine, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 3 bay leaves, 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme), 2 teaspoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander, 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice, and salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. 2Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer about 30 minutes, or until the liquid is syrupy, stirring occasionally.
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