Bacon Jam Recipe

Bacon jam is made with simple ingredients of bacon, onion, garlic, and other ingredients and then slow cooked for hours. Perfect for serving with crusty bread, atop a flakey biscuit and so much more.

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There is something so comforting about smearing a bit of bacon jam on toast or dipping a cracker into it or even piling it on top of a grilled chicken. It just makes everything that you serve it with taste so much richer and adds its own signature smokey flavor. It works great as a part of your cheese board as an appetizer or even on a biscuit for breakfast. The possibilities are just endless.

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While you might think that bacon has been a bit overdone in so many recipes lately, and I might tend to agree with you just a bit, this bacon jam recipe doesn’t leave you thinking, “oh gosh, another bacon recipe.” It does, however, leave you with this deep rich condiment that tastes like the perfect marriage of sweet and spicy, tart and savory all in one bite.

I’ve also found that since bacon has been in the news so much lately with the price increase, this is the perfect way to spread all that bacon-love around that is a bit budget friendly since it makes a generous amount of bacon jam that will last and last when stored properly.


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Here’s my bacon jam recipe. I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do!

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Bacon jam is made with simple ingredients of bacon, onion, garlic, and other ingredients and then slow cooked for hours. Perfect for serving with crusty bread, atop a flakey biscuit and so much more.
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1½ pounds bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 medium onions, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¾ cup strong brewed coffee
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  1. Cook bacon on medium heat in large skillet until lightly browned. Transfer cooked bacon to paper towel lined plate to drain. Set aside.
  2. Pour off bacon fat, leaving 1½ tablespoons in skillet. Place garlic and onions in skillet and cook over medium heat until onions are tender and clear. Add brown sugar, cumin, cayenne, coffee, vinegar, and maple syrup to onion / garlic mixture. Bring to boil. Stir in bacon pieces and remove from heat. Pour mixture into slow cooker and cook, uncovered, on high setting for 6½ hours or until liquid forms a syrup. Transfer to food processor or blender and pulse until it reaches the desired consistency. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container for up to four weeks in the refrigerator.
Adapted from : Martha Stewart

Robyn xo


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    Kim Honeycutt says

    I had my first taste of Bacon Jam at our 2014 Family Christmas Party. WOW!!! It was AWESOME STUFF!! Then I was lucky enough to get some in a gift basket of goodies in our Dirty Santa game we play. I’m pinning this recipe and will have to share with my family!!

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    Filip says

    I am new to the crockpotlife. However, this was THE BEST thing I have made!! It turned out AMAZINGLY! Thank you for this recipe! I actually added a few more garlic cloves and about a quarter pound more bacon. I did have some trouble with the consistency of the liquid – it was not very “syrupy” after 6.5 hours and my Cusinart then kept it warm for four or so hours (until I woke up). So I just cranked it back up for another 2 or so hours.

    THANK YOU!! I am definitely going to make many more recipes from your site ^_^

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    Nellie says

    I made this bacon jam and we love it. I froze it is very small canning jars and label and dated it. When I need a gift I pull one out of the freezer and give it! It puts a huge smile on the face of who gets the bacon jam. It tastes just as fresh and delicious as the day I made it. Yummmmy!

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    Julie says

    Does this have a strong coffee taste or do the bacon and spices hide the coffee taste? I love anything with Bacon but am not a fan of coffee.


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      Hi Julie,
      I think the coffee just deepens the bacon flavor in the bacon jam recipe, but the end result doesn’t taste like coffee. I hope that makes sense. :)

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    Bonnie Reichert says

    Does this have a coffee flavor to it? If so, what could be used to substitute that liquid – any thoughts?

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    Aggie says

    Hi, came across your website looking for muffin recipes, but now I will be cooking bacon jam instead of apple and cinnamon muffins (which I’ll give a go too)

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    Lesa says

    I made this last night. It is great. Do you think you could sub Honey for the Maple syrup? Thinking about trying with the Honey and Different kinds of strong coffee. I used Starbucks Mocha single serve for this round.

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    Kay says

    Looks amazing! Do you think you could make this in a slow cooker? If so, what temperature / how long would you guess?

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    Alexis says

    My local butcher started selling ground bacon and my household is in LOVE. We’ve but putting bacon in everything. Do you think I could use ground bacon instead of 1 inch bacon pieces?

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      Kim says

      since bacon jam contains bacon, it is NOT suitable for water bath canning. I preserve my version of bacon jam by pressure canning at 11lbs of pressure for 75 minutes. As always, you should follow safety guidelines. If you don’t have a pressure canner or just don’t want to bother with it, refrigerate. It should last for about a month in the fridge, if you can keep your spoon out of the jar for that long!


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