Bacon-Jacked Jam

This jam is the perfect addition to a gooey American/mild Cheddar cheese sandwich or simply slathered on a homemade English muffin sandwich of any type. This recipe is truly for all bacon lovers.

Bacon-Jacked Jam

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Serves

-  

This jam is the perfect addition to a gooey American/mild Cheddar cheese sandwich or simply slathered on a homemade English muffin sandwich of any type. This recipe is truly for all bacon lovers.

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and small diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup each maple syrup and apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Apple jack, or bourbon (optional)

Preparation

  • 1 Add bacon to a saucepan or large skillet and cook over medium heat until as crispy as desired
  • 2 Carefully drain fat, keeping bacon in the pan
  • 3 Add next 5 ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring well
  • 4 Reduce heat to low and simmer until most liquid has been absorbed, leaving just enough to hold the jam together
  • 5 Remove from heat and stir in vinegar and Apple Jack, if using
  • 6 Use while warm or transfer to a container, cover and refrigerate until needed

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