Cooking with Hope: Turn recipe favorites into special holiday gifts

Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 16:37 PM.

8 garlic cloves, minced then smashed

1 cup ruby port

1 cup dry red wine

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

Heat oil in heavy pot over medium high heat.  Add onions and garlic, sauté until onions are slightly softened, about 10 minutes. Add 1 3/4 cups water, stir, add thyme, stir, then add the rest of the ingredients, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to boil gently until onions are soft, liquid is reduced, and mixture thickens to jam consistency.  Stir often, adding more water by 1/4 cupful to prevent sticking, 30-40 minutes. Remove from heat.  Spoon into gift jars. Cool slightly, cover and refrigerate.

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