Bacon jam served in jars

Bacon jam

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 hr


Makes 2 jars

Make this moreish bacon jam as a gift for friends and family. It's surprisingly easy to make, tastes divine and will keep up to a month in the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per tbsp

  • kcal62
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.48g
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  • 500g smoked bacon lardons



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 large white onion, finely sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 85g light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp bourbon whiskey
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 100ml freshly brewed strong black coffee


  1. Fry the bacon in a large non-stick pan for 5-10 mins mins until golden and crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a plate, leaving the fat in the pan.

  2. Turn the heat to low and cook the onion in the bacon fat for 15-20 mins until soft and starting to brown. Stir in the garlic, sugar, cider vinegar, bourbon, maple syrup, coffee and the bacon. 

  3. Cook slowly for 25-30 mins, stirring occasionally until thick and syrupy. Turn off the heat, leave to cool for a few mins, then carefully tip everything into a food processor. Pulse briefly to chop into small pieces, then leave the mixture to cool before packing it into two sterilised jars. Will keep for up to one month in the fridge. 

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7th Nov, 2019
l know recipe states that it makes 2 jars but what size are the jars?
goodfoodteam's picture
10th Nov, 2019
Thanks for your question. This is enough for two smaller jam jars, around 300g each.
chris stanner's picture
chris stanner
30th Jun, 2019
At which point do I add the bourbon?
goodfoodteam's picture
30th Jun, 2019
It looks like this was omitted from the method. We have now added it to step two. Apologies for the confusion.
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