Caramelized Onion Jam with Dark Rum

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated January/February 2002

Caramelized onions can take hours to make and often turn out stringy, dry, or charred. Here's how to produce this simple but universal condiment in just 45 minutes.

SERVES16 (Makes about 1 cup)

TIME1 hour

Caramelized Onion Jam with Dark Rum

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Too often, caramelized onion recipes are a waste of time—yielding burnt, gummy, bland, or greasy results. But when a recipe works, caramelized onion can play a wide range of culinary roles, from condiment for burgers to sauce for roast chic...

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