Caramelised Onion Chutney

You can use this delicious caramelised onion chutney for so many things, or simply serve with cold meats and cheese.

A while ago we dined out on pizza and for starters they served the most amazing pizza bread topped with caramelised onion chutney. Since then I have been hooked! I always have a jar to hand in the cupboard, but I figured I needed to make my own.

sliced red onion with a knife

I am so glad I did, because it tastes amazing! Sweet caramelised onions! Give me this with a block of cheese and I’ll be a happy girl for the day!

overhead view of onion chutney in a glass jar

The only hardship to this recipe is cutting the onions, I can’t say I am a huge fan of stinging eyes, but who really is?! I have actually resorted to wearing goggles before and apart from looking slightly crazy, it does work!

close up of onion chutney on a spoon

The best thing about this chutney is that it is so versatile! I mean, onions go with loads of things, right?

Add it to gravy, pop it on a pizza,  a filling to sausage rolls, and so, so many more things! So it’s definitely worth making a jar or two.

caramelised onion chutney recipe

Caramelised Onion Chutney

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, starter


  • 550 g Red Onions finely sliced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Dark Muscavado Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 150 ml White Wine Vinegar
  • 150 g Dark Brown Soft Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 5 g Fresh Ginger finely grated


  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the finely sliced onions. Cook over a gentle heat for about 20-30 minutes until the onions are soft and begin to darken.
  • Add the muscovado sugar, stir through and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer over a low heat for about an hour until it has thickened and the liquid has reduced.
  • Store in sterilised jars. The chutney can be eaten straight away once cool, however it's best to let the flavour develop for a month.
Keyword autumn recipe, cheese, chutney, family friendly, lunchbox, picnic, store cupboard

Looking for more Chutney Recipes?

You can always make a batch, jar it up and give away as a gift, like this Autumn Chutney I made for Christmas.

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  1. Jennifer Quinn says:

    Hi there.
    This recipe sounds great and I’ll definitely be making it, I just wondered how many jars/how much this recipe makes?
    Thank you xx

    1. Becky Author says:

      It’ll make approximately 400ml.

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