Bacon Jam Recipe

Bacon Jam Recipe

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


10 people

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

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


  • 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 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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