Why did I make Caramelized Onion Jam at 10 o’clock in the morning you ask? We’ll blame it on the Pear Sandwich. I needed something to accompany the pears and cheese and greens. Something that is savory but pretends to be sweet. Something that is so ridiculously easy to make but pretends to be posh.
Luck would have it there were actually onions on hand and some left over thyme in the fridge so a few onion cutting tears later and this goodness emerged.
You could put it in a tart shell with some Camembert and roasted beetroot, serve it on a cheese platter, or simply eat it with a fork… not that I would do something like that, ahem… After some slightly overzealous tasting I used it in my Pear Sandwich – it was gorgeous.
Caramelized Onion Jam
2 brown onions – thinly sliced
2 sprigs fresh thyme – or 1 tsp dry
2 Tbsp olive oil
pinch sea salt
1/4 c water
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
In a non-stick skillet over medium heat saute onions, thyme and salt in the olive oil for 5 minutes. Add the water and saute a further 5 minutes – stirring regularly. Turn down and cook a further 10 minutes on medium-low until onions are sweet and almost melting in the pan.
Remove from heat, stir through vinegar. Sprinkle with a bit of extra thyme. Serve with cheese, bread and pears.