Roxy's onion marmalade


Roxy’s onion marmalade

Prep Time: 25 Mins Cooking Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 50 Mins


  • 110g/4oz butter
  • 900g/2lb onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 75ml/3fl oz sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp grenadine syrup or crème de cassis
  • ½ bottle red wine, or less (to taste)

To serve

  • mature cheddar
  • blue cheese
  • oatcakes
  • grainy bread


  1. Melt the butter in a medium pan and add the onions. Add the sugar and seasoning. Lower the heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes giving an occasional stir.
  2. Add the vinegar, grenadine syrup and the red wine. Cook, uncovered, over a low heat with more stirring as necessary until the sauce thickens and bubbles slowly. Serve with cheese, oatcakes and grainy bread.