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Bacon Jam

I know, bacon jam sounds a bit strange, but trust me it is delicious! You can put it on so many things: burgers, sandwiches, eggs,or just crackers. it also goes very well with cheese and I am looking forward to eating it on grilled cheese sandwiches tonight.

I originally found a bacon jam recipe here, but of course I had to tweak it (and make it better.) I added the whiskey and updated it to be cooked in a crock pot. Make sure to use smoked bacon as it gives it extra flavor. Hope you enjoy!

Bacon Jam


  • 1 lb smoked bacon
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • Hot Sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 1/2 cup coffee
  • 1/2 cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 1/4 apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 maple syrup
  • 1 cup dried figs, quartered
  • black pepper to taste


  1. Fry bacon in a skillet until medium done (not too soft, but not too crispy). Set aside.
  2. In rendered bacon fat fry onion and garlic.
  3. In a crock pot or dutch oven cut bacon into 1 inch chunks (you could also chop it on a cutting board), add onion, garlic and all other ingredients.
  4. Put crock pot on high for 4 hours, stir every 20 to 30 minutes. If cooking in a dutch oven bring to a low simmer and stir every 20 to 30 minutes for 3 to 4 hours.
  5. Once done cooking let cool for about 30 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and pulse, do not let it get creamy, just chunky but spreadable.
  6. Transfer to jars and store in the fridge.

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