Bacon Jam
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
Bacon Jam is the ultimate spread for toast, eggs, sandwiches, and burgers! Also makes a great gift for the bacon lover!
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon jam, homemade, recipe
Servings: 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 pounds bacon , diced
  • 2 medium sweet onions , diced
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup strong brewed coffee
  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high, stirring occasionally, until fat is rendered and bacon is lightly browned, about 10 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.

  2. Pour off all but 1 tablespoon fat from skillet (reserve for another use); add onions and garlic, and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, and coffee and bring to a boil, stirring and scraping up browned bits from skillet with a wooden spoon, about 2 minutes.

  4. Add bacon back to the skillet and stir to combine.

  5. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy.
  6. Transfer to a food processor; pulse a few times until pureed, but still has some texture. Let cool, then spoon into lidded jars.
Recipe Notes
  1. You can also make this in a crock pot. After adding bacon back to the skillet with the onions, transfer mixture to a 6-quart crock pot and cook on high, uncovered, for about 3 hours. Then finished in the food processor.
  2. Jam can be stored for up to 4 weeks in airtight containers in the refrigerator.