Honeyed Red-Onion Confit Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/4 pound red onions, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup mild honey
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
  1. Heat oil in a 3- to 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat until hot but not smoking, then cook onions, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 7 minutes. Add raisins, honey, ginger, and cinnamon and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until onions are very tender and slightly caramelized, 20 to 25 minutes.