I had never heard of Bacon Jam until my brother told me he had made it and loved it. That was over a year ago and once more I’m wondering why I waited goodbye to form it!


It has a delicious unique flavor which will compliment many foods also as being fantastic all by itself as an appetizer. This recipe is formed within the Crock Pot , which made me extremely proud of the warmth and humidity we’ve been having. 

I made this with a thick cut Applewood Smoked Bacon to feature another layer of wonderful flavor. You'll use a thick cut bacon of your choice. No matter what you employ it for, topping burgers or just adorning a cracker with it, your getting to like it. 



  • 2 medium onions diced small
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons minced jarred garlic or 3 cloves garlic peeled and smashed
  • 1 1/2 pounds Applewood Smoked Thick Cut Bacon cut into one inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 100 % maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Place the bacon pieces in a large skillet, cook until light brown. Drain bacon on paper towels and set aside.
  2. Drain all but one Tablespoon of bacon grease from the pan. Add the garlic and onions to the pan and cook until soft.
  3. Add the vinegar, maple syrup. brown sugar and coffee to the skillet with the onions and garlic. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to release the bits on the bottom. Add the bacon and pepper flakes to the pan and stir.
  4. Place the mixture into a 6 quart crock pot. Cook on high heat, uncovered for 3 - 4 hours until the liquid becomes syrupy.
  5. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and process until it's coarsely chopped. Let the Bacon Jam cool, refrigerate in a covered container for up to 4 weeks.

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