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Bacon lovers will go crazy for this ultra delicious Bacon Jam. Use it on everything from toast and pancakes to soups and sandwiches. Bacon jam is a bacon lover’s dream come true!

A knife with bacon jam on it above a white bowl with bacon jam in it.

 If you love bacon and haven’t had bacon jam before, then I’m about to rock your world. Bacon jam is this ultra decadent sweet and savory spread that allows you to add the smoky flavor of bacon to any dish. On pancakes? Yum! On sandwiches? Yes, please! On soups? Oh baby! It’s good on so many different things you may find yourself eating bacon with every meal!

Bacon Jam stays good in the fridge for two weeks. Simply store it in an airtight container. This makes it even easier to enjoy bacon jam with every meal. Can you see why this is a bacon lover’s dream?

Bacon jam on a slice of bread with a bowl of bacon jam in the background.

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Bacon lovers will go crazy for this ultra delicious Bacon Jam. Use it on everything from toast and pancakes to soups and sandwiches. Bacon jam is a bacon lover's dream come true!

Watch the video where I show you how to make this recipe. It’s nice to have a visual on this particular recipe so you can see what consistency you are looking for during the reduction stages. You should also check out the rest of my YouTube Channel where you can find more than 150 more tasty recipes in video form!

Bacon jam in a white bowl.
Bacon lovers will go crazy for this ultra delicious Bacon Jam. Use it on everything from toast and pancakes to soups and sandwiches. Bacon jam is a bacon lover's dream come true!
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Ingredients
  • 1 pound thick cut bacon cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 sweet onion sliced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar tightly packed
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  • Place the bacon into a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Cook until the fat has rendered, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add in onion and saute until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the brown sugar.
  • Pour in 1 cup of the beef broth. Simmer until the mixture has reduced and is thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour in another cup of beef broth. Simmer until the mixture has reduced, about 10 minutes. Continue this process until all the beef broth has been used.
  • Transfer the bacon mixture to a blender. Add in honey, paprika, and black pepper. Blend for about 30 seconds. The mixture should be chunky, not smooth.
  • Add in butter and stir until melted. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. Warm before using.
Notes
Adapted from Kevin Gillespie

Nutrition

Calories: 1313kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 102g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Cholesterol: 179mg | Sodium: 3405mg | Potassium: 878mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2.4mg
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Jam

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Jenny

Did you use unsalted butter?

This is a tasty and easy recipe (I’ve made other versions).

I’m experimenting with a larger batch (4 lbs bacon). After adding the onions and brown sugar, I’m transporting it to a slow cooker and letting it simmer with the lid off. I’m hoping this will allow me to step away while it’s doing it’s thing! I’ll let you know how it goes.

Has anyone else done a slow cooker version of this recipe?

Heather

5 stars
This bacon jam is amazing! I want to put it on everything!

Kristín

5 stars
This ís soooooo goooooood! I’m drooling writing this. Good on a pizza, as a warm dip for Doritos. You name it! Thank you!

Patti

Do you drain the bacon grease before adding the other ingredients?

Tricia

5 stars
This was the easiest recipe and it is absolutely the tastiest jam I’ve ever had. This is an indulgence not to be tampered with so people please don’t try and make a healthier version.

Eliane

can you substitute another kind of broth? can’t use beef…

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I have never even heard of bacon jam before, but I bet it would be awesome on a piece of homemade bread warm from the oven. Yum!

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