Best Bacon Jam Recipe - How to Make Bacon Jam

Making jam doesn't always involve cooking down seasonal fruit. Sometimes it involves caramelizing onions and shallots in bacon fat, maple syrup, and brown sugar for a sweet and savory spread that tastes incredible with cheese 🤤. You can probably find jarred artisanal bacon jam at a specialty story, but it's crazy easy to make your own. Here's how to do it: 

Start to finish, the process only takes about a half hour. We recommend serving it on a cheese platter, in a grilled cheese, or in a cheeseburger.   Tomato Puree Processing Machine

Best Bacon Jam Recipe - How to Make Bacon Jam

Storage-wise, yes! You need to refrigerate it. Let it cool completely before transferring jam into a jar

Can I use different ingredients?

If you prefer turkey bacon over pork that’s fine. If you’re not a fan of onions then omit them. Switching up the vinegar is not a problem either. Whether white wine vinegar, balsamic, white balsamic, or sherry, make sure you adjust and balance sweetness. 

Can you “can” bacon jam?

Don’t be confused by the name. Although this condiment is portrayed as a jam, canning on acidic foods is highly risky and should be avoided It’s so good that you won’t be able to keep it around for long anyways. 

Can it be eaten warm and cold?

You tell us… does cold bacon taste good to you? If it does, then eat it cold. We think each component tastes best when it’s warm. How long can I use it for?Although bacon fat may help preserve the shelf life of this jam we recommend eating it within 5 to 7 days before it turns rancid. You should only reheat portions of the jam one time after it’s been made. 

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Editor’s Note: This recipe was updated on July 6, 2022.

Lauren Miyashiro is the former Food Director of Delish. She graduated culinary school in 2016 and mastered the art of the Crunchwrap in 2017.

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