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Holiday Reverse-Seared Roast
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Figgy Onion Jam

A delicious and festive topping for your holiday beef roast
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Omaha Steaks


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium red onion peeled, cut into 1/4-inch dices
  • 1 cup dried black Mission figs de-stemmed
  • 1 cup water divided
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Melt butter over low heat in a 4-cup sauce pot. Add onions. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes until onions have softened.
  • Add figs, 1/4 cup of the water, 1/4 cup of the vinegar, sugar and salt to the pot. Cover and cook on low for another 15 minutes until figs have softened.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add black pepper and vanilla extract. Pour into a blender or use an immersion blender to process until smooth. The final texture is up to you — add remaining water and vinegar to blender for a smoother jam or stop now to leave it chunkier.