Red onion marmalade

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red onion marmalade
red onion marmalade
  • Makes: 2 small jars

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Mid-price

Woman's Weekly recipe This tangy red onion marmalade with mustard seed, garlic and chilli is delicious served with mature cheddar cheese or cold meats.


  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 500g red onions, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 60g light muscovado sugar
  • 100ml red wine
  • 100ml  balsamic vinegar
  • A handful of thyme sprigs
  • 2 small jars, sterilised

Use port, if you want a richer flavoured marmalade instead of the red wine.


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan with the onions and mustard seeds. Cook for 15 mins. Add the garlic, chilli and sugar, and 5 tbsps water. Cover and cook for 15 mins. Add the wine, vinegar and thyme sprigs.
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 20-30 mins until the mixture is syrupy. Remove thyme.
  3. Spoon into the hot, sterilised jars, seal and label. The marmalade will keep 2 months.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 25(kcal)
  • Fat 0.0g
  • Saturates 0.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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