Onion Marmalade with Bacon for #SundaySupper
  • 4 lbs yellow onions, halved and sliced to ¼ inch thick
  • 8-10 slices bacon
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  1. Heat a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Pan fry the bacon strips until just crisp. Remove bacon strips from the pan and place on a plate lined with paper towel to drain off excess grease. Leave the rendered fat from frying in the pan.
  2. Add the sliced onions and the salt to the pan with the bacon fat. Reduce the heat temperature to medium and place a cover on the pan to soften the onions. Leave the lid on for about 15 minutes until the onions are soft.
  3. Meanwhile, chop the cooked bacon into small bits. When the onions are done softening after 15 minutes, add the bacon and the remaining ingredients into the pot. Cook this mixture uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the liquid is almost completely cooked down. This process will take about an hour to complete, and the onions will begin to turn a deeper brown in color.
  4. When the liquid is almost completely cooked down, reduce the heat to low. Continue cooking the onions until they turn to a rich medium brown color (about 10-20 minutes). If your marmalade starts to look dry, you are able to add water to the mix...1/4 cup at a time.
  5. When the onion marmalade has reached the desired color, remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve atop crostini, hamburgers, or the like. Enjoy!
Recipe by Helpful Homemade at https://helpfulhomemade.com/onion-marmalade-bacon/