Quick Garlic-Onion Jam

Spread this speedy garlic and caramelized onion jam over toasted bread topped with melty gruyere cheese. Appetizer perfection!

Quick Garlic-Onion Jam and toast
Photo: Blaine Moats
Hands On Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
1 1/3 cups


  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cup chopped sweet onions

  • 2 recipes Roasted Garlic

  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoon water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

Roasted Garlic

  • Coarse kosher salt

  • 1 large garlic bulb (2 1/2- to 3-inches in diameter)

  • Olive oil


  1. In a large skillet heat butter over medium. Add sweet onions. Cook 15 minutes or until softened and starting to brown, stirring occasionally. Add roasted garlic, balsamic vinegar, packed brown sugar, water, salt, and crushed red pepper. Cook, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thickened. Let cool. Spread the jam over toasts and melted gruyère.

Roasted Garlic

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Add a layer of kosher salt to bottom of roaster. Cut 1/2 inch from tip of bulb; place bulb cut side up in roaster. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover; roast 1 hour. Cool. Squeeze cloves from skin. Serve on toasted bread or toss with cooked pasta.

A terra-cotta garlic roaster prevents overcooking. Soak it in water before using.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

55 Calories
3g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 21
Calories 55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4.5mg 22%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 70mg 1%
Folate, total 3.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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