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Bacon Onion Jam

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Bacon Onion Jam has the perfect amount of sweet and savory flavors with onions, salty bacon, brown sugar, coffee, and a hint of balsamic. The flavors come together in a thick jam to put on crackers, toast, or even on top of burgers.

Bacon-Onion-Jam

Sweet and Savory appetizers are one of my weaknesses, especially when it includes bacon. There’s something about the salty snack mixed with a sweetness that gets me every single time, such as Candied Bacon, Sweet, and Salty Monkey Bread, Or even Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies.

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Ingredients for Bacon Onion Jam

  • Thick Bacon: One Pound Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
  • Onions: 2 Medium Sized, Halved, and Sliced.
  • Brown Sugar: ⅓ Cup Packed Or for homemade brown sugar.
  • Brewed Coffee:½ Cup Strong coffee works best.
  • Balsamic Glaze:1 Tablespoon. You can buy this at any grocery store or make your own homemade balsamic glaze.
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Step by Step Directions for Bacon Onion Jam

First Step:

  • In a medium-sized frying pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until most of the fat has rendered out. (do not cook the bacon until crisp)
  • Remove the bacon from the pan using a slotted spoon while the bacon is still a little chewy, and set aside.
  • Leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
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Second Step:

  • Add the onions to the frying pan and cook the onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • When the onions become translucent, add the bacon back into the pan and stir the onions and bacon.
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Third Step:

  • To the pan, add the brown sugar and coffee.
  • Bring to a simmer and lower the heat to medium-low.
  • Let cook until reduced and jam-like, about 15 minutes.
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Last Step:

  • When the bacon and onions have thickened, remove them from the heat and stir in the balsamic glaze.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks for Bacon Jam

  • If you don’t have balsamic glaze on hand, you can use regular balsamic vinegar; just add it in when adding the brown sugar and coffee. Alternatively, the balsamic can be let out altogether, but it greatly enhances the jam.
  • I do not recommend canning for long-term storage. It has not been tested for safety by the FDA.
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Frequently Asked Questions:

How to store:

Store bacon onion jam in airtight containers like Mason Jars in the fridge for up to 2-4 weeks.

What to eat bacon jam on:

Bacon onion jam is good on crostinis, crackers, baked brie, mac and cheese, and burgers; many dishes can be enhanced with jam as a topping.

Can I freeze Bacon Jam?

Yes, you can freeze bacon onion jam in an airtight container like a mason jar or ziplock bag for up to 6 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight.

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Bacon Onion Jam

Yield: 8oz
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Bacon Onion Jam has the perfect amount of sweet and savory flavors with onions, salty bacon, brown sugar, coffee, and a hint of balsamic. The flavors come together in a thick jam to put on crackers, toast, or even on top of burgers.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Thick Bacon, Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces
  • 2 Medium Sized Onions, Halved and Sliced
  • ⅓ Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Strong Brewed Coffee
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized frying pan, cook the bacon over medium heat until most of the fat has rendered out. (do not cook the bacon until crisp)
  2. Remove the bacon from the pan using a slotted spoon while the bacon is still a little chewy, and set aside.
  3. Leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  4. Add the onions to the frying pan and cook the onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  5. When the onions become translucent, add the bacon back into the pan and stir the onions and bacon.
  6. To the pan, add the brown sugar and coffee.
  7. Bring to a simmer and lower the heat to medium-low.
  8. Let cook until reduced and jam-like, about 15 minutes.
  9. When the bacon and onions have thickened, remove them from the heat and stir in the balsamic glaze.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have balsamic glaze on hand, you can use regular balsamic vinegar; just add it in when adding the brown sugar and coffee. Alternatively, the balsamic can be let out altogether, but it greatly enhances the jam.
  • I do not recommend canning for long-term storage. It has not been tested for safety by the FDA.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 248Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 767mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 16g

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