Onion Bacon Jam

Onion Bacon Jam Recipe

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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

How to Make Onion Bacon Jam


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

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About Onion Bacon Jam

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

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