Caramelised Onions

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Feb. 05, 2013

Caramelised onions are so easy and satisfying to make. A bit of time is all that's needed, and you might get some tears from all the chopping, but you'll be left with a rich, sweet final product which is perfect for use in tarts, breads, sauces, and pizzas.


Butter 40 Gram
Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
Onions 20 Medium



1. Peel the onions and using a sharp knife or mandolin slice the onions thinly.


2. In a large pot, heat butter and olive oil together, until hot.

3. Add in the onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring continuously over high heat, until it turns translucent.

4. Turn down the heat to very low and allow to cook for about 2 hours, stirring onions occasionally after every 23 to 30 minutes.

5. After 2 hours and the onions are reduced considerably, allow to cook for 1 hour more stirring frequently until it turns deep golden in colour.


6. Use Caramelized Onion as desired for tarts, pizzas or sauces.


Store caramelized onion in a clean glass jar and refrigerate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 180 Minutes
Ready In: 180 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 319Calories from Fat 140

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 19 mg0.79%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 19 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet