Red Onion Chutney To Serve At Any Occasion [Recipe]

If you have not made this red onion chutney yet, it is about time you try it. You will be surprised at how incredibly well it goes with almost anything. Serve it with a toasted baguette and some warm Brie, or with a green salad.

Try This Red Onion Chutney That Can Pair Well With Anything

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Gather your ingredients and let’s get cooking!

To make this delicious red onion chutney, you will need red onions, caster sugar, red wine vinegar, red wine, and grenadine syrup. If these are not available, there are alternative ingredients you could use instead. Try using shallots, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, port, and pomegranate syrup.

You can make this very easily on the stove, but you will need to have some patience and time. To do this, cook your onions and sugar until they soften, which can take a while. Once soft, add the red wine and red wine vinegar. Continue to simmer everything and finish off by adding the syrup. Your final product should be thick and sticky. Remember to mix well throughout, or you could end up with burnt food.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can also make it in your crockpot [slow cooker]. To do this, you will also need to pay attention to the process. In total, this method may take up to six hours.

Once you are done cooking, be sure to have your sterilized jars ready. I suggest you process them before storing, as this can prevent any future spoilage and food safety issues.

Keep your red onion chutney safe in a dark, cool room. Once you open your chutney, store it in the refrigerator for 7-10 days. Check on your chutney often to make sure it looks and smells right.

Enjoy this tasty chutney next to some cheese on a charcuterie board, on a sandwich, or as a topping for your salads.

Red Onion Chutney


  • 8 red onions, sliced

  • 3/4 cup (96 g) caster sugar

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) red wine

  • a dash of grenadine syrup


  • Mix onions and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Cover the saucepan and cook the onions for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add in the red wine vinegar and red wine.
  • Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced and the mixture sticky.
  • Stir in the grenadine syrup.
  • Let the mixture cool.
  • Transfer to a pre-sterilized jar and seal.
  • Making the Chutney Using A Crockpot [Slow Cooker]
  • Combine the onions and sugar in your crockpot.
  • Cover and cook for 2-3 hours on high setting.
  • Stir occasionally until the onions are soft and have caramelized.
  • Stir in the red wine vinegar and red wine.
  • Simmer uncovered on high heat for 2-3 more hours until the onions are sticky.
  • Add in the grenadine syrup.
  • Let the mixture cool and then transfer to pre-sterilized jars and seal.

Looking to try another delicious Chutney recipe? Check out this Peach Mango Chutney!