Onion Marmalade

My recipe for Onion Marmalade calls for red wine vinegar which I did not have on hand at the very minute I wanted to make Onion Marmalade so I improvised using one third wine, one third sherry and one third brown vinegar – the gamble paid off.  I am thrilled with the end result and think I will always make it this way going forward, well until I don’t have one of the ingredients on hand that is.

Onion Marmalade


6 large onions thinly sliced
1 cup red wine – I used Pinotage
1 cup sherry
1 cup brown spirit vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
3 bay leaves – I used 6 fresh from the garden
5ml black pepper freshly ground


  1. Place all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer until almost all the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Once cooled, place in glass bottles and refrigerate.