Caramelized Onion and Pear Marmalade
  • 2pounds yellow cooking onions (about 5 medium)
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1tablespoon butter
  • 6large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 firm, ripe pears (such as Bartlett); if organic, no need to peel
  • 1/2cup natural cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 2-inch stick cinnamon
  1. Halve onions and slice as thinly as you can. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; stir well to coat. Core and thinly slice pears one at a time, adding to pan immediately to prevent browning.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over mixture and stir until dissolved. Reduce heat to medium and gently simmer, uncovered, for 40–50 minutes, stirring frequently. Reduce heat if mixture begins to scorch or stick. Onions are cooked when all juices have evaporated and they are soft and sticky.
  3. Meanwhile, heat three 1-cup jars and lids.
  4. Add wine, vinegar, and cinnamon stick to onion mixture. Bring to a light boil and keep simmering, stirring frequently, until onions are golden and liquid is reduced by more than half. Marmalade is done when a wooden spoon drawn across pan bottom leaves a path that fills rapidly with thick syrupy juice.
  5. Remove cinnamon stick (or leave in one jar for effect). Fill hot jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Top with lids. Process jars at a full rolling boil for 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion and Pear Marmalade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1/3 cup): 181 cal, 5g fat (2g mono, 1g poly, 1g sat), 3mg chol, 2g protein, 33g carb, 4g fiber, 32mg sodium