Whether you are looking for a fantastic accompaniment to a delicious rich roast, a yummy new pizza topping or a delightful addition to your next charcuterie board, these balsamic-glazed cipollini onions are to die for! We love adding a warm spoonful of these sweet and savoury gems to crostini with aged cheddar. Keep a jar of these in your fridge for an easy addition to so many family favourites.
*Note* If you are making these to accompany a roast, we suggest doubling or tripling the below recipe depending on how many guests you are serving.
What you will need:
- ½ lb cipollini onions; peeled and cut into quarters
- 1.5 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. white sugar
- 1 tbsp. water
- 2.5 tbsp. balsamic vinegar + 1 tbsp.
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Salt and pepper
- 3-4 strips of lemon peel
Prep Time: 15 minutes ◊ Cook Time: 1 hr 45 mins
- In a small saucepan, over medium-low heat, dissolve sugar in water. Heat for approximately 5 minutes to create a thick syrup. Stir often using a spatula.
- Add butter and 2.5 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar into the saucepan. Stir to combine. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
- Add onions, lemon peel, bay leaves, chicken stock, salt and pepper to saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer partially covered for 1.5 hours until onions are tender and the liquid has formed a syrupy glaze. Stir occasionally.
- Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and season again with a touch of salt and pepper.
- Best served warm. Store in the fridge for up to 2 months in a mason jar or airtight container.