How To Make Bacon Jam

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The first time we ever had pigs processed we received so much bacon back from the butcher that I was mildly shocked. I love bacon just as much as anybody, but almost fifty pounds of it makes a heck of a lot of bacon and eggs! I researched different bacon recipes to use it all when I stumbled upon bacon jam one day. The idea intrigued me but one thing I noticed was how complicated the recipes were; I saw everything from coffee to bourbon for ingredients. So I started experimenting in the kitchen and over the years I have whittled the recipe down to just a handful of additives.

  1. 1 lb Bacon
  2. 3/4 cup Honey
  3. 4 Tbsp Butter
  4. 1 small Onion
  5. 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (molasses and sugar can be substituted)

You can see the process of making it using the molasses and sugar substitution method below.

Assemble the ingredients

Chop a small onion

Cook the bacon, not too crispy

Mince the bacon well

Saute Bacon, Onion, Butter, Honey and Molasses

Render it down and add sugar

Simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring constantly

Divide into smaller containers

Bonus! Pour some on a pan lined with wax paper

Place in freezer, instant bacon infused Bit-O-Honey!

Garnish soups with it

Pirogi

Fresh baked bread and more!

If you want an even simpler recipe; just use bacon, honey and brown sugar. It works, but as soon as you refrigerate it, it will turn into a solid chunk of bacon goodness. Adding the butter help keeps it smoother and more spreadable. The shelf life of this is pretty limited; it’s why I divide it into smaller containers and put them in the freezer. Do not put this in the pantry; this is NOT shelf stable.

So if you are fan of bacon like me; try your hand at making your own bacon jam.

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