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Lori’s Delicious Bacon Jam Recipe

After our bacon brand test, we convinced our talented Creative Director and Team Chef, Lori, to whip up her famous bacon jam recipe for the team—and even better, we asked her to share the recipe with all of you! We love it on everything, but especially tangy goat cheese, turkey sandwiches, rosemary crackers and spoons.

Try this super simple, sure to please recipe this fall:

Bacon Jam


1 pound bacon, chopped in 1-inch squares (I used applewood smoked)
2 large shallots, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup strongly brewed coffee
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (I used 1/3 cup white balsamic)
3 Tbsp. real maple syrup
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. water

In a heated skillet, cook bacon until crisp, remove bacon from pan and reserve the grease.
Sauté the garlic and shallots in the bacon grease until soft.
Add brown sugar, coffee, vinegar and syrup to the shallots and garlic and simmer 5 minutes.
Add bacon, pepper flakes and water and stir gently.
Simmer on low for about 35 minutes stirring often until the liquid is evaporated and the mixture is syrup-y.
Place the entire mixture in a food processor and pulse a few times until it reaches the consistency of chunky jam.

This recipe makes approximately two cups.

Unsure of which bacon brand to use for this recipe? Check out our Bacon Brand Test.

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