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Bourbon Bacon Jam

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon jam recipe, bourbon bacon jam
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 2265kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
My Bourbon Bacon Jam Recipe will change the way you see jam. This jam is sweet and savory and also happens to be the most versatile condiment around. 
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound bacon cut into inch slices then cut in half
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup bourbon (optional half maple syrup, half water)
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until done and on the verge of crispy, approximately 10 minutes. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Add garlic and shallot directly to the same skillet with rendered bacon fat. Soften for approximately 4-5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a medium saucepan. Add drained bacon and remaining ingredients, stir well. Simmer on low heat for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Liquids should evaporate leaving you with a sticky bacon jam fit for any sandwich.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

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Notes

Bacon jam can be kept in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks, however, allow to come up to room temperature or heat for a few seconds in the microwave before serving or attempting to spread.

Nutrition

Calories: 2265kcal | Carbohydrates: 180g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 135g | Saturated Fat: 45g | Cholesterol: 224mg | Sodium: 2364mg | Potassium: 1172mg | Sugar: 164g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 207mg | Iron: 2.8mg