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Recipe - Sen5es Caramelised Onion Chutney

What goes better with cheese and crackers than a delicious caramelised onion chutney?

In this weeks blog we teach you how to make a simple caramelised onion chutney. Perfect for making and storing in any of our glass jars.

We will be using our 212ml Round Jar as we think it creates the perfect amount of chutney. This recipe will allow you to create around 5 jars. So you can keep one for yourself and give the others to friends and family!

As always. For this recipe we have had help from our Owner and ex-chef, Stuart. Stuart worked as a chef for 16 years and has an incredible knowledge of all things food!

Caramelised onion chutney recipe


  • Olive oil

  • 1.5kg onions, thinly diced

  • 300g dark muscovado sugar

  • 200ml red wine vinegar

  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 1 tbsp Thyme


  • A large heavy based saucepan

  • Wooden spoon

  • Chopping Board and sharp knife

  • 212ml Round Jar

Onion chuntey jars


  1. Heat the olive oil in your saucepan and gently fry the onions over a low heat for around 30 minutes. Stirring regularly. Keep the heat low to ensure the onions are softened and not browned.

  2. Stir in the sugar and increase the heat slightly for around 10 minutes.

  3. Lower the heat back down and add the remaining ingredients.

  4. Leave uncovered and simmer on a low heat for another 1 hour. So the chutney is reduced to a dark colour and is nice and sticky.

  5. Decant the chutney in to freshly sterilised jars. Then seal while the chutney is still hot. The cooling process will help create a vacuum seal within the jar.

  6. Allow to mature for at least a month before eating. The chutney should last up to a year in the fridge.

caramelised Onion chutney in a sandwich

Top Uses for Caramelised Onion Chutney

  1. Serve with cheese and crackers for an afternoon snack or as starter at a dinner party.

  2. Spice up your cheese on toast by adding a layer of chutney under your cheese before grilling.

  3. Add to any sandwich to add some extra flavours.

  4. Use as an alternative to cranberry sauce and serve it with roast turkey or chicken.

  5. Create a savoury tart by adding chutney and cheese to some puff pastry before baking in the oven.

Caramelised onion chutney goes great with cheese.
Caramelised onion chutney goes great with cheese.

What do you think of our latest recipe? Will you be trying this one at home. Caramelised Onion Chutney is one of my favourites. I put it on any sandwich I can. And I make sure there is always a jar in the fridge.

What recipe would you like to see us tackle next? Let us know in the comments below.

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All the best

The team at Sen5es

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