Slow Cooker Bacon Bourbon Jam

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Tess Geer

By
@dmsgrl

This delicious spread keeps for up to four weeks in the fridge! Great make ahead for parties If you can leave it alone. I serve it as an appetizer with toasted baguette slices. It never lasts long!

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Serves:
8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    sliced bacon, good quality
  • 2
    yellow onions, chopped
  • 4
    fat cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c
    cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 c
    bourbon whisky
  • 1/2 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    honey

How to Make Slow Cooker Bacon Bourbon Jam

Step-by-Step

  1. Cut bacon into 2" pieces. Sauté in a large sauce pan over medium heat stirring occasionally until bacon is halfway crispy, 15-20 minutes. Don't cook until bacon is completely crispy.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon to paper towels leaving approximately 2 tablespoons of grease in the pan.
  3. Add onions and garlic to pan. Cook over medium heat until onions are translucent, approximately 5-6 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar, syrup, whisky and brown sugar to onion mixture, stirring to combine. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook and stir for approximately two minutes, scraping up the cooked on bits from the bottom of the pan as you stir.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in bacon and honey. Transfer mixture to a 6-8 quart slow cooker. Cook uncovered on high for 3 1/2 -4 hours until mixture is thick and syrupy. Stir occasionally.
  6. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until mixture is coarsely and evenly chopped. Let cool. Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. Consistency will thicken to a spreadable jam texture in a few hours. Keeps up to four weeks.

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About Slow Cooker Bacon Bourbon Jam

Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American




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