Garlic-and-Merlot Jam

Garlic-and-Merlot Jam Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Linda Hirst
This hearty spread recipe pairs perfectly with steak dinner.


Makes 1 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 sweet onions, thinly sliced
4 whole garlic bulbs, separated into cloves, peeled, and chopped
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup Merlot or other dry red wine
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; add onions and next 3 ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes or until onions are golden and very tender.

2. Add Merlot and cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until almost all liquid evaporates. Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar, rosemary, and pepper. Cool to room temperature.

Jackie Mills, R.D.,

Coastal Living

December 2012
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