How to make it

  • Heat 12 inch skillet on Med Low. Add oil and butter. Stir in onion and sugar. Season with Salt & Pepper. Cover and cook approximately 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove lid and increase heat to Med High. Cook until onions are dark brown and quite soft. Approximately 10- 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in water. Transfer to a food processor. Add rum, vinegar and thyme. Pulse to a jam like consistency. Refrigerate 1 hr or up to 1 week.
  • Serve as a condiment on a cheese board.

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  • NPMarie 9 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
  • Good4U 9 months ago
    Reviewed in IMI by Lunasea in IMI
    Jimrug1s Carmelized Onion Jam
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  • Good4U 3 years ago
    I like this, it would be good on baked brie cheese:)
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    brianna ate it and said...
    Never heard of onion jam until I saw a comment about your recipe in a group discusion. It sounds delicious.
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    windy1950 ate it and said...
    I think this would go well with my Brats 'n' Kraut on Buns. ^5
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    victoriaregina ate it and said...
    Absolutely fantastic. Flavor aroma and serves up so perfectly. I love it. 5 and flagged sweet man.
    Keep 'em coming.
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    Serving this to my guests today(Easter)with crackers! Can't wait to see what they think!:)
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  • knoxcop 5 years ago
    Hey Jim, they're talking about this one over in the dinner thread---had to come check it out. Sounds like another winner!--Kn0x--
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I ran out of rum and used some Maker's Mark for the last batch and it was wonderful. Fred will eat this with some cream cheese on a triscuit every day if I would let him. LOL
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  • sparow64 5 years ago
    I am hearing sooo much about this, can't be left out!! Gonna have to give it a try. Was all set to try today, but, I don't have any dark rum. I have some Jack Daniels that I cook with (my jack and coke days are long over...lol), crown royal, some patron silver, cuervo gold and some vodka...not sure any of those would work...do you think the jack or crown would work, or should I wait?
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    luisascatering ate it and said...
    Ooooooh yeah, I love me some caramelized onion jam!!! I'll send you a recipe for one I did just a few days ago :-)
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    lori4flavor ate it and said...
    A wonderful and versatile sounding jam, Jim! And from all the rave reviews so far, I have bookmarked this gem to try out soon! ^5
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    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Oh good grief, this is wonderful. Best onion jam ever. I would bottle this and sell it, it is so good. Simple ingredients combined in truly a superb recipe. Hubby ate his way through a whole sleeve of ritz without even slowing down to talk. LOL
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    I just made this tonight! Let me put this in your words Jim...Mann, this is good!!! I made it as written except I didn't use clarified butter because I didn't have any and I didn't have time to make some. I also didn't have dark rum so I used regular rum. This still worked out beautifully! I was so tempted to add more rum and more sugar but I didn't! It is perfect as written! I wish I would of tripled the batch...it cooks down to a small bowl full, as you can see in my pic! I'll never buy onion dip again...this is so much better than that! Now I know what Lunasea was talking about!
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    angelinaw ate it and said...
    Another winner...it sounds great and I think it would be very versatile..going with bread, meat, poultry..I'm making myself hungry!:0)High-five!
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    juels ate it and said...
    This IS unique and sounds so good, I think I could just eat it as a dip or by spoonfulls myself!
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    lilliancooks ate it and said...
    This sounds so unique and interesting! I'll have to see if I have some dark rum so I can try this!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    I made this (one batch, plus another double batch) for Superbowl Sunday and it was a total winner again. I grilled some brined pork chops for about 20 folks and your jam paired perfectly with them. It was so popular - folks were eating your onion jam with chips and crackers...and dipping my Moroccan chicken wings in it and it was gone by half-time. They may have even licked the bowl. Wait - that may have been me. Heh. ;-)~

    Bravo, Jim hon - this is one solid recipe and you made me look like a rock star. Again. Thank you - it's so delicious! Got some pics to share with you.
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  • krumkake 5 years ago
    Another one I must make - this sounds like it would go so well with so many different things. The flavor just sounds outstanding!
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  • 22566 6 years ago
    Nice recipe,this one I will make. Thank-you

    Kind Regards
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