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Jar of onion chutney, 3 rounds of bread with cheese and chutney, basil leaves and an onion chopped in half
2Total Time
30Prep Time
130Bake Time

Caramelised Onion Chutney

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  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free Recipies
  • Egg-Free Recipies
  • Nut Free

About the bake

Learning how to make onion chutney has never been easier...or yummier. This caramelised onion chutney has it all. It's sweet, sticky, rich and delicious. 

Serve your red onion chutney with meats, cheeses or even an indulgent sandwich filling. Ideal for summer sharing platters in the sun or festive cheese and biscuit plate around Christmas. Or the perfect homemade edible gift for friends and family.  

2Total Time
30Prep Time
130Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Gently heat the oil in large saucepan and add the onions to soften for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to stop them browning.

  2. Step 2:

    Stir in 50g of the sugar and increase the heat until the onions start to caramelise. Continue to stir regularly to ensure they don’t burn. Lower the heat and add the remaining ingredients before leaving to gently simmer for 40-50 minutes or until the chutney is thick and dark, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.

  3. Step 3:

    Remove the bay leaves and spoon into sterilised jars. Leave to mature for a couple of weeks before enjoying.


    • 4 tbsp Olive oil
    • 1.5kg Red Onions (sliced thinly)
    • 280g Billington's Unrefined Molasses Sugar
    • 200ml Red wine vinegar
    • 4 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
    • 3 Garlic cloves (crushed)
    • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
    • 2 tsp Wholegrain mustard
    • 1 Whole red chilli (finely chopped, deseed if preferred)
    • 2 Bay leaves
    • 1pinch Salt


  • Saucepan
  • Sterilised jars and vinegar proof lids

Nutritional Information

per 20g
  • 37cal Energy
  • 0.9g Fat
  • 0g of which Saturates
  • 6.4g Carbohydrates
  • 5.9g of which Sugars
  • 0g Protein
  • 0.05g Salt

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