Jam is one of those “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” foods. I mean really. You throw a bunch of fruit, or in this case, onions, into a pot, add a little of this a little of that and you cook until you get a delicious end result.
This onion jam is sweet and savory and a perfect condiment for your summer grilling. You can also melt some cheese on bread and top it with this jam and call it a fancy hors d’oeuvre or a grown up grilled cheese. The possibilities are endless.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 large red onions, thinly sliced
1/3 cup sugar
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Heat the oil in a non-stick saute pan over medium-low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and gently stir to combine, making sure that the bay leaf and cinnamon stick are tucked under the onions. Place a lid over the pan and cook until the onions are very soft (30 minutes). Remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium. Reduce the jam, stirring constantly and allowing the liquid the evaporate and the onions to further caramelize.