Fig and Onion Spread



  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh figs
  • ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir onion in the hot oil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover saucepan, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and caramel coloured. 20-25 minutes.
  3. Stir figs into onion; cook and stir until figs begin to lose their shape and have softened into onion. 10-15 minutes.
  4. Pour balsamic vinegar into fig-onion mixture; cook until all the liquid has evaporated. 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Stir sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, into fig-onion mixture until desired sweetness is reached.
    Serve warm or chilled.