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Bacon Jam Is My Jam!

Bacon Jam

Is there anything better than jam…oh yeah…BACON JAM! This is a super easy and yummy recipe to whip up. I like to use this jam on burgers, BLT’s, toast, a spoon (😉), pizza and it’s even a nice sweet and tangy addition to a charcuterie board. To keep this short and sweet, I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Bacon Jam



  • 1 pack bacon, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces (I like thick center cut bacon)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, petite chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar (I like Bragg’s with the mother)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne (we like ours with a kick…you could add more or less based on your taste preference)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp fresh ground black pepper


  • Add bacon to a cold skillet, cook until just crispy. Use a slotted spoon and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain grease. Reserve 1 Tbsp bacon grease and drain rest from pan.
  • Using 1 Tbsp reserved bacon grease, cook onions and garlic on medium-low heat for 70 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add apple cider vinegar and allow to reduce by half.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bacon to the skillet. Cook until desired jam consistency has been reached.
  • Allow to cool in a glass bowl or jar and skim any fat that rises to the top.
  • Store in an airtight jar or container for up to 4 weeks (if it lasts that long) in the refrigerator.
  • Enjoy!

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