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bourbon maple bacon jam

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

This amazingly tasty jam is very versatile. It can be a condiment or an ingredient in other recipes.

yield 1 1/2 cups
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bourbon maple bacon jam

  • 1 lb
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    reserved bacon fat
  • 2 c
    yellow onions, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking sherry
  • 1/2 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 1/4 c
    brewed coffee
  • 1/4 c
    good quality maple syrup
  • 1/4 c

How To Make bourbon maple bacon jam

  • 1
    In a large cold saucepan, add bacon. Set the heat to medium and cook until fat is rendered about 35 minutes or more. Drain bacon through a fine sieve sitting over a bowl; set aside and keep the bacon fat for later use.
  • 2
    In the same saucepan over medium heat, add butter and ½ tbsp. reserved bacon fat. Add onions and sprinkle with salt; sauté for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, chop bacon into smaller pieces. Return bacon to the saucepan and add brown sugar, cooking sherry, smoked paprika and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in brewed coffee, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes. Add maple syrup and bourbon; cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  • 4
    Spoon jam into an airtight container, let it cool before transferring to the fridge; it will keep for 1 month. Yields 1 ½ cups
  • 5
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