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Bacon jam in a glass bowl

Easy bacon jam

If you’re bacon obsessed like me, you need to try this easy bacon jam. It’s flavor packed and will level up any dish. Guaranteed! 

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1/2 pound of diced bacon
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion diced 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (Optional) 


  1. Heat up a cast iron pan to medium high heat and fry diced bacon until crispy.
  2. Remove bacon and set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in pan. 
  3. Sauté diced yellow onions in pan until soft. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. 
  4. Turn heat to medium low and add apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, brown sugar, and the reserved crispy bacon. Add a pinch of cayenne (optional). Cook down for 15 minutes.
  5. When the jam is at your desired consistency remove from heat and let cool. As the jam cools it will get even thicker. 
  • Author: Jordan Hanger
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Jam
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Bacon jam, bacon, condiment, jam