onion garlic recipe
I know onion and garlic are low-acid and require additional acid to preserve with a water bath. With that said, what do you all think of this recipe I found on line as far as safety goes? Thanx in advance for your advice.
Carmelized Onion and Roasted Garlic Jelly
rec.food.preserving/Cynthia Kinsland (1996)
Scott McGowan of Rochester won 4th place at the New York State Fair with this recipe (which I found published in the Syracuse Post Standard).
2 large heads garlic
4 large onions (Spanish Sweet or Vidalia)
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 cup white vinegar
4 cups water
6 cups sugar
1 package powdered pectin
Cut top off each garlic head and drizzle with olive oil. Roast at 275 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool completely.
Caramelize onions: chop onions into small pieces (save half of 1 onion and cut into large slivers; set aside to be used later as a garnish). Place 2/3 cup sugar in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until melted; mix in butter until melted. Add onions and cook until coated by caramelizing mixture (onions should be soft and pierce easily with a fork). Caramelize large slivers and set aside.
Add garlic cloves from one head and simmer 5 minutes. Add vinegar and mix while still over medium heat; mix in 4 cups water and simmer 5 more minutes. Sieve mixture through a jellybag or cheesecloth, allowing to drip until all liquid is through.
Measure 5 cups of the garlic/onion liquid into a saucepan and add pectin. Bring to a full boil and add all the sugar at once. Cook at full rolling boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and ladle mixture into hot, sterilized jars. Garnish top of each jar with a large sliver of caramelized onion and a clove of roasted garlic.
Put lids on and process 10 minutes in boiling water bath. Store in a cool, dark place.