Perfect red onion marmalade


This red onion marmalade is an easy to make preserve. It has a particular sweet and sour taste thanks to the caramelization of the onions together with the spices such as cinnamon and cloves, apple cider vinegar and wine. It goes perfectly with fish carpaccio, cheese or bruschetta.

Perfect red onion marmalade
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 1h


For 4 Person(s)


  • 2 large red onions (I used Tropea red onions)
  • 150 g sugar
  • 100 ml white vine
  • 100 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 anise star
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves

Perfect red onion marmalade Directions

  1. Peel the onions and cut them into thin slices. Place the onions in a bowl and add the spices, sugar and a pinch of salt. Let stand for about an hour.

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  2. Put the onions and spices into a saucepan. Add the wine and the vinegar, turn on the heat and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.

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  3. Once the liquid has become more thick (like syrup) turn off the heat, remove the spices and let it cool down. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 - 5 days.

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Nutrition facts

(vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free)
Per Serving


Monday, 13 February 2017
These were a big hit. My onions were chopped a day or two ahead and were bigger than I would have li...
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- jokestern

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