Christmas Gifts 2013 – Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

Dish And Jar Of Onion Marmalade

Dish And Jar Of Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

Pickles and chutneys are always a popular gift at this time of year.  If you’re thinking of giving a cheese board as a gift, how about adding some homemade goodies?  Oatcakes, crisp biscuits or smoky, spicy sweet onion marmalade.  It only take a little patience to sweat down the onions and the result is magical.  It makes a bought gift very personal and thoughtful.

Jar Of Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

Jar Of Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

Smoked Chipotle Onion Marmalade

Makes 660g of marmalade (Just under 1and 1/2lb)

  • 30g unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light olive oil
  • 900g red onions thinly sliced
  • 200mls sherry vinegar
  • 3 smoked chipotle chillies (add more to taste)
  • 50g redcurrant jelly
  • 150g light Muscovado sugar


  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan with the oil over a medium heat
  • Add the onions and stir to coat with the oil and butter
  • Leave to sweat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally, do not allow to colour
  • Stir thoroughly and cover the pan with a lid or foil and cook over a low heat for a further 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile soak the chillies in warm water
  • Remove the cover and add the vinegar and stir in the redcurrant jelly
  • Remove the chillies from the water and slice thinly
  • Add the sugar and the chillies, stir well, Cook until the sugar has melted and the mixture is syrupy, about 15- 20 minutes.  Stirring occasionally to stop the mixture catching.
  • Remove from the heat and spoon into sterilised jars, Seal once the marmalade has cooled completely
Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

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26 Responses to Christmas Gifts 2013 – Smoked Chipotle Chilli Onion Marmalade

  1. Hotly Spiced says:

    This is a lovely gift. I love to make onion marmalade because it’s so lovely with baked ham. I love your gift tags – they’re very retro xx

    • GG says:

      I love onion marmalade too, this is just a little different with a wonderful smoky flavour. The labels are just luggage labels from the stationers. GG x

  2. How delicious… I bet it tastes oh so smoky!

  3. I would love to give something this nice for Christmas. Aren’t you the clever one and you’ll have people returning the jar for a refill, I’m sure. Happy Christmas!

  4. janie says:

    Looks gorgeous as always GG!
    Janie x

  5. I am a lover of smoky chipotle but more so is my OH. Seriously smoky chilli is poured over everything by him. This is one I would make for him. Would crab apple jelly work too?

  6. That looks so good – I’ve made onion marmalade before but never with chipotle chillies, great idea and I have some so will try this!

  7. What an intriguing flavour combo! I really like the sound of this GG :D

  8. Karen says:

    I LOVE anything with chipotle chillies in it and this is a FAB recipe thanks GG! Just the sort of thing that would pep up a cheeseboard. Karen

  9. What a fabulous flavour! Where did you find chipotles in the UK? Last time I went to America I brought some back with me.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend
    *kisses* H

  10. G’day! What a lovely gift GG, true!
    Wish could come through the screen and try some now too!
    Merry Christmas!
    Cheers! Joanne

  11. Mmmm – this does sound really divine. Top tip about where to get chipotles in the UK – I will look out for them in Waitrose. Happy festivities! Jenny x

  12. A wonderful holiday gift, GG.
    Happy Holiday Season!

  13. Hope you had a lovely christmas and a very happy 2014 to you! Another fabulous gift recipe, you’ve been on a wonderful roll haven’t you?! And lucky, lucky friends you have to receive all these goodies. I was thinking about attempting something similar with Gran Luchito paste, but didn’t get around to it in time for christmas. Yours sounds truly divine!

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