Credit for the idea behind this recipe goes to a dear friends of ours, Kiara and Adrian, thank you so very kindly for introducing me to the amazingness that is this delectable, incredibly simple and relatively quick condiment that pairs fantastically with any sort of pork, be it roast pork, crispy pork belly or just a good old pork cutlet. It transforms a simple piece of meat into an experience not to be forgotten!
Apple & Onion Jam
Prep time ~ 15 minutes, cooking time ~ 45 minutes, Serves 4-6
4 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
2 onions, peeling and thinly sliced
4 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Melt your butter in a large shallow pan, then add the apple and onion and cook over a medium heat until apples and onions have just started to break down, approx 20-25 minutes. The mixture will soak up most of the butter and the pan *should* be fairly dry.
- Sprinkle in the brown sugar, mixing in until dissolved, at this stage you will notice the pan regains some liquid with the sugar, continue to cook until mix starts to just turn sticky.
- Add balsamic vinegar to the pan and stir, cook out until mix is quite sticky, the final product should be quite “jammy” but should just still maintain structure