Bacon Jam is the ultimate spread for toast, eggs, sandwiches, and burgers! Also makes a great gift for the bacon lover!
Keyword: bacon jam, homemade, recipe
Servings: 20(2 tablespoons per serving, 2 1/2 cups total)
1 1/2poundsbacon, diced
2mediumsweet onions, diced
1/2cuppacked dark-brown sugar
1/4cuppure maple syrup
3/4cupstrong brewed coffee
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.
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.
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.
Add bacon back to the skillet and stir to combine.
Reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened and syrupy.
Transfer to a food processor; pulse a few times until pureed, but still has some texture. Let cool, then spoon into lidded jars.
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.
Jam can be stored for up to 4 weeks in airtight containers in the refrigerator.