Caramelized Onion and Bacon Chutney with a Tomato Glaze

Caramelized Onion & Bacon Chutney with a Tomato Glaze


  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 rashers of smoked bacon
  • 1 ounce butter
  • cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 table spoons sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon tomato sauce
  • water
  • Method:
  • peel and ½ the onion
  • slice finely from head to root
  • dice the bacon
  • heat a large non-stick frying pan or wok
  • add the butter and oil (to stop the butter burning)
  • when melted nicely add the onion and bacon
  • stir well and fry till soft
  • add the honey and sugar
  • stir in and reduce until it starts to caramelize
  • add the tomato sauce
  • continue to reduce carefully stopping short of making toffee!
  • add a little water – the mix should now be a beautiful golden brown
  • cook out a little more until gelatinous, the consistency should be like a mango chutney or slightly loose marmalade
  •  reserve in a bowl or dish to cool
  • when cold store in portioned pots or an old jam jar

This chutney or jam is delicious with pates and I love it on smoked salmon & cream cheese crackers!!


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