Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I saw this thing called Bacon Jam being served on one of the episodes of Eat St. on Food Network. So off I went in search of a recipe and found this one by Not Quite Nigella. I did make a slight adjustment.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a non stick pan, fry the bacon in batches until lightly browned and beginning to crisp.
  2. Fry the onion and garlic in the rendered bacon fat on medium heat until translucent.
  3. Transfer the bacon, onion and garlic into a heavy based cast iron pot and add the rest of the ingredients except for the water.
  4. Simmer for 2 hours adding 1/4 of a cup of water every 25-30 minutes or so and stirring.
  5. When ready, cool for about 15-20 minutes and then place in a food processor. Pulse for 2-3 seconds so that you leave some texture to the “jam” or of course you could keep whizzing and make it a smoother and more paste like.
  6. Serve on your favorite burger, grilled cheese, as an appetizer on crusty bread.
  7. The possibilities are endless.
  8. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

Awesome savory condiment! Made and then put inside a fried egg sandwich. Yummy. I could eat right out of the jar but I will not to be that bad. Could see this in a grilled cheese, or sub in for sliced bacon in a BLT... The only thing I did differently was after step 3 I put into a crockpot for 3 hours, UNCOVERED, on high just so I could do some other stuff. Thank you LoriMama. DS would love this as he thinks women should wear bacon perfume!? I read that it keeps in fridge for 4 weeks.

WiGal November 02, 2011

I'm not sure there are enough superlatives for this yummy goodness! Tangy and kinda sweet, I'm looking for things to serve this on/with. Maybe with cream cheese, on a toasted bagel? I tried them on some pecan nut thins, smeared with cream cheese and topped with the bacon jam. Daggone, I guess I know what to give everyone for the holidays! Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous recipe, Lori Mama!

alligirl November 19, 2011

I am going to a wine and cheese thing, and plan to make this, pile it onto a disc of Brie cheese, wrap the whole thing in a puff pastry, and throw it in the oven, and then serve it with crackers. :) Because YUM.

zabary August 09, 2013

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