Carnival Onion Marmalade

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"One of the starter courses on a cruise we took several years ago was Smoked Breast of Long Island Duckling w/Raspberry Mousse & Onion Marmalade. Although the combo did not appeal to me, I asked to taste the onion marmalade & it was delicious. Then I found the recipe for it in "The Carnival Experience" Cookbook by Peter Leypold (Exec Chef of Carnival Cruise Lines) that I purchased on-board. It's an easy-fix that I expect will have a wide variety of uses as a much-favored condiment. Enjoy!"

Original recipe yields 16 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (44.9 g)
  • Calories 38.4
  • Total Fat - 0 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 78.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 7.6 g
  • Protein - 0.4 g
  • Calcium - 7.3 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Place onions & sugar in a large non-stick skillet. Cook over med-heat (stirring often) until sugar melts & onions are caramelized (about 30 min).

Step 2

Add sherry, burgundy, apple juice & soy sauce. Cook till liquids are reduced & season lightly w/salt to taste preferences (about 15 min).

Step 3

Allow to cool completely before using. Store under refrigeration.

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Wow! I love this marmalade! It is so easy to make, and so inexpensive compared to those tiny little gourmet jars! Even my somewhat finicky son loved it - served with a roast chicken. I think it would be excellent with a pork chop, too! Made for Beverage Tag.

review by:
(13 Jul 2015)

Karen E

This was very simple and as you say, a great condiment! I used to buy onion marmalade from the shops, I enjoy it with cheese and crackers, now I have my own (infinitely superior) supply ;) Great recipe for when you are pottering in the kitchen, looks after itself and leaves you feeling very productive! Thanks Twiss, made for Beverage Tag Game

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(19 May 2015)