Red onion chutney

Red onion chutney is very simple to make with just onions, olive oil, red wine, balsamic vinegar and a little sugar it makes a great edible gift or a fridge favourite for cheese and crackers or bacon sandwiches
Red onion chutney
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  • Serves: Makes 1 large jar
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 large red onions
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150 ml red wine
  • 60 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar, or caster sugar


1. In a heavy-bottom saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the onion with a pinch of salt. Put a lid on and cook over a low heat for about 15 minutes until the onion is soft and translucent.

2. Add the red wine, balsamic vinegar, sugar and a good twist of black pepper and reduce down for about 15 minutes over a low heat with the lid on.

3. Take the lid off, increase the heat to a medium heat and cook for a further 10 minutes or until you have a sticky jam-like consistency.

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