Slow-Cooker Sweet Onion Jam with Pancetta

Slow-Cooker Sweet Onion Jam with Pancetta

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

This is a salty, sweet and smoky onion jam with a noticeable pork and black pepper flavor. It may seem slightly runny when hot, but when cooled it's thick and tender. Eat this tasty slow-cooker jam on burgers, especially with blue cheese, or serve on a cheese board. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Ingredients 28 servings

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  • 6 cups thinly sliced sweet onions (about 2 large onions)
  • 4 ounces diced pancetta (about ¾ cup)
  • ¾ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt


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  1. Stir together the onions, pancetta, vinegar, brown sugar, thyme, pepper, and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the onions are very tender, about 7 hours. Uncover and stir well. Increase the heat to HIGH, and cook, uncovered, until the desired consistency, about 1 hour. Skim the fat, and discard. Cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. Serve at room temperature or cold.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 2 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 45 calories; 1 g fat(1 g sat); 0 fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 6 g sugars; 4 g added sugars; 121 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

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