How to make Caramelised Onions for Pizza

How to make Caramelised Onions for Pizza

In my YouTube video, I show you how to make caramelised onions for pizza. I make these with a little sugar and vinegar to quicken up the process. Making them from scratch this way my caramelised onions recipe take about 60 minutes instead of 5 hours. I will share a link for another YouTuber who has an excellent video sharing how to make them the proper way without any refined sugar or vinegar. without any refined sugar or vinegar. I would rather spend more time baking than 5 hours cooking onions. Make these caramelised onions at home and add a new twist to your pizza's.  I use whatever onions I have in my kitchen; white, red or brown, a little brown sugar, vinegar, butter and water.

Takes = 45 to 60 minutes in total
Makes = 3/4 cup
Keeps = 5 to 7 days in the fridge


  • Sliced (top to bottom) Red white or brown Onions 3 large or 6 small
  • Butter – 1 tablespoon
  • Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Brown sugar – 2 teaspoons
  • Balsamic vinegar – 1 tablespoon
  • Water – 1 to 2 tablespoon or what's needed


Step 1
PEEL onions and cut onion lengthways thin root to base (I call this stir-fry style)

Step 2
HEAT equal amounts of butter and oil about 1-2 tablespoon in a medium fry pan. Add onions and cook to soften for about 10 minutes. Then add salt and brown sugar. Add a little water if needed to stop the onions drying out. Cook on a low heat for about 30 - 60 minutes stopping to stir every now and then.

Step 3
Cool then store in a sealed container in the fridge for 5-7 days. These are great on pizza, served with toast and roasted tomatoes or as a side with meat.