Perfect Italian red onion marmalade

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This Italian red onion marmalade is easy to prepare and absolutelly amazing. It has a particular sweet and sour taste thanks to the caramelization of the onions together with apple cider vinegar. Cinnamon, cloves and white wine gives it some depth and make it super fragrant. It goes perfectly with fish carpaccio, cheese or bruschetta. It is an easy to prepare preserve that can become a lovely idea for homemade Christmas gift.

Perfect red onion marmalade

Traditional Italian red onion marmalade perfect with cheese and puff pastry appetizer. Sweet and sour condiment.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course pickled preserves
Cuisine gluten free, lactose free, vegan
Servings 2 small jars
Calories 111 kcal


  • 2 large red onions I used red onions from Tropea
  • 150 g sugar
  • 100 ml white wine
  • 100 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 anise star
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves


Instructions Italian red onion marmalade

  • Peel the onions and cut them into thin slices. Place the onions in a bowl and add all the spices, sugar and a pinch of salt. Let them rest for about an hour.
  • Put the onions and spices into a saucepan. Add white wine and apple cider vinegar. Turn on the heat and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Once the liquid has become more thick (like syrup) turn off the heat, remove the spices and let it cool down completely. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days.


1 hour waiting time.
The nutritional values are generated automatically for indicative purposes only and are therefore not completely accurate.


Serving: 2jarsCalories: 111kcal
Keyword Christmas, Christmas appetizer, cold appetizer, onions, traditional Italian, traditional recipe
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lot of love. B.

p.s. If you love recipes with red onions maybe you will be interested in trying my Baked red onions with Gaeta olives

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