Onion Bacon Jam Recipe

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Onion Bacon Jam

Samantha Jacobs


My family LOVES sweet and savory. I made this jam for Christmas and everyone went crazy. It's sweet. It's salty. It has bacon. It's amazing.

We live to use it on grilled cheese, burgers, baked Brie, crackers, breakfast sandwiches, in casseroles, add to sour cream with onion powder and make AMAZING French onion dip.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
(Should keep about 3 weeks in the fridge in a mason bar or sealable container.)

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10 Min
1 Hr


2 1/2 lb
yellow onions
2 Tbsp
salted butter
12 oz
maple bacon
4 Tbsp
white sugar
1/2 c
dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
To taste
fresh black pepper


1Dice up your bacon (easier if it's still cold) and throw it in over medium heat to crisp it up.
2Remove skin from onions, cut in half and slice thinly. (Checking bacon periodically to ensure it doesn't burn)
3Once crispy remove bacon from the pan and set aside on a paper towel and dump out about half of the grease.
4Add butter to the pan, when it's melted, add your onions stirring every few min.
5It takes about 30 min to gets the onions to start to caramelize
6Once they start to turn golden add your salt and pepper. Let cook about 5 min.
7Add your sugars and cayenne
8Keep stirring until everything is melted and incorporated.
9Add your molasses and bacon cook 5 min and taste. Adjust sweetness to your liking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Spreads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free