Golden Raisin & Onion Honey Jam

Golden Raisin & Onion Honey Jam is part of an hors d’oeuvre that I served at one of my 24 Carrot Supper Club holiday dinners last year on top of Cashew Cheese Spread and Herbes de Provence Crackers from Elana’s Pantry. This recipe is a favorite for the herbivores and the omnivores.

I promise that if you serve this cracker, cheese and jam combo to your guests this Thanksgiving you will wow them all. This jam also makes a great little takeaway gift for dinner guests, and for that I have made some cute labels for you to use.


Makes: about 1 1/4 cups
Time: about 20 minutes

Chef’s knife
Food processor
Large spoon
Small glass jars with lids

1/4 + 2 tbsp cup wild-harvested honey
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 1/4 cup golden raisins
Pinch sea salt
1 cup pure water
1/2 tsp cold-pressed coconut oil

For stickers you’ll need 8.5″ x 11″ sticker paper
For tags you’ll need plain 8.5″ x 11″ paper and some colored string
An X-Acto knife


Let’s get started.
Chop your onion (here’s a tip) and brown with coconut oil over medium heat in a saucepan for 7-10 minutes. Then add honey, sea salt, raisins and water.

Stir well and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium but maintain a gentle boil, stirring often for another 10-15 minutes, until the mixture reduces.

Put your mixture in the food processor (bottom, left). Pulse in the food processor 15-20 times (no more) until raisins are just broken up (bottom, right). You don’t want a mush, you want to maintain pieces of raisins, but break ’em up a bit.

Store in an airtight glass jar in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.


If you want to give some jam as a gift:
Print out the free label template below—click to launch the full size and then print.

Cut along the crop marks first vertically, then horizontally.

If you want stickers, print on sticker stock. Most office supply stores carry this kind of paper. Make sure you get the kind that isn’t pre-cut with labels. You want full sheets of sticker paper—you’ll be doing the cutting.

If you want tags, just punch or cut a hole in the corner of the label and run a string through it and tie on the jar.

That’s it!


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  1. Not only does this recipe look delicious but I *love* the labels! This seems like a GREAT idea for easy holiday gift giving. Thanks!

  2. Andrea

    where did you get those cute jars with the cork tops?!

  3. These labels are so cute. I wouldn’t think about raisins and onions but knowing you I’m sure it’s delicious. Can you can it?

    • I’m sure you can can it! I would just add 1-2 tsp lemon juice to the mix first. The combo is delicious…I have some extra and will get you a jar.

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