Easy Bacon Jam Recipe

Easy Bacon Jam Recipe

How To Make Easy Bacon Jam

Level up your scones with a sweet and savory spread of this bacon jam, packed with crispy bacon, maple syrup, tangy apple cider, and more!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 1lbbacon,cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1onion,finely chopped
  • 4shallots,minced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ½cupbrown sugar
  • ¼cupmaple syrup
  • cupapple cider vinegar
  • 1tspchili powder


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy.

  2. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving about 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in the pan.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Add the onion and shallots to the pan, then cook for about 15 minutes, stirring often, until the onions are caramelized,

  4. Stir in the garlic, brown sugar, maple syrup, vinegar, chili powder, and cooked bacon.

  5. Bring the mixture to a simmer then reduce the heat to low. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes until the liquid has reduced and thickened, and the onions have a jam-like consistency.

  6. Let cool before transferring to a jar.

  7. Serve with cheese and crackers, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes



  • Calories: 2625.25kcal
  • Fat: 180.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 60.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.60g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 79.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 29.63g
  • Carbohydrates: 185.18g
  • Fiber: 10.76g
  • Sugar: 146.97g
  • Protein: 65.39g
  • Cholesterol: 299.37mg
  • Sodium: 3148.32mg
  • Calcium: 304.76mg
  • Potassium: 2268.58mg
  • Iron: 6.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 89.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.06mg
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