Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam


  • 1.5 lb Finest Sausage & Meat bacon, chopped into 1/2″ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp butter unsalted
  • 2 medium sweet onions chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional, but tasty)


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat cook the Finest bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain then finely crumble. Reserve bacon drippings or freeze for use in another dish.
  2. Add butter and diced onion to the skillet. Cook the onion over medium until browned and beginning to caramelize, about 10-15 minutes. Add garlic, cook for 1 minute longer or until fragrant.
  3. Add brown sugar, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, pepper flakes and bacon to the skillet. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until thickened and reduced around 20-25-minutes.
  4. Serve on burgers, crostini, cheese or crackers. Mmm!

Recipe Notes

For a finer texture, pulse cooked bacon jam in a food processor until desired consistency is achieved.

May be stored in an airtight container chilled for 2 weeks or frozen.