Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (2024)

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This sweet and savory bacon jam recipe is the perfect spread for bacon lovers, with loads of bacon, brown sugar, maple syrup and more. Great on burgers!

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Have you ever tasted decadence on a spoon? Behold - Bacon Jam.

I've heard bacon jam referred to as Devil's Delight somewhere, and oh my, is that an accurate moniker. Bacon jam is deliciously savory and sweet and works as a spread over cheeses and breads, or as a flavor blast addition to meats or sandwiches.

And so much more! Can you tell we both love bacon jam?

I've been experimenting with different ingredients and this is our favorite version, though I also love to use superhot chili peppers. I'm working on a new cookbook about superhot chili peppers, including a large variety of cooking techniques and recipes, and a version of this recipe will be included with Carolina Reaper peppers.

If you want to make your own superhot version, you can use a powder or dehydrated chili peppers. Fresh is ideal, but the powders or rehydrated pods will still bring plenty of flavor and heat.

Note here that I've used habanero peppers, which are certainly awesome chili peppers. You'll get a nice heat with them, but if habaneros are too hot for you, jalapenos work just fine, or even a bell pepper.

You want the substance and flavor of the pepper over the heat, but I personally LOVE the heat.

Let's talk about how to make bacon jam, shall we?

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Bacon Jam Ingredients

  • Bacon. Use 1 pound bacon for this recipe, though you can easily scale up. Smoked bacon is GREAT for making bacon jam.
  • Vegetables. Use 2 small onions, 4 cloves garlic, and 1-2 chili peppers. I often use habanero peppers for some good heat, but if habaneros are too hot for you, use milder peppers instead, like the jalapeno. If you want more heat and can find them, use some superhots like the Carolina Reaper! Oh baby!
  • The Sweet Factor. Use ½ cup brown sugar and ¼ cup pure maple syrup. Such a great combo for this!
  • Coffee. Use 1 cup strong brewed coffee. It adds a wonderful rich flavor.
  • Vinegar. ½ cup apple cider vinegar. Balsamic vinegar is great for this, too.
  • Seasonings. Use 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder A superhot powder is nice! I used Scotch Bonnet this time.
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How to Make Bacon Jam - the Recipe Method

Cook the Bacon. Heat a large pot to medium-high heat and add bacon. Add a touch of olive oil if desired. Cook stirring until nearly crisp and brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon to cool and drain.

Cook the Vegetables. Heat to medium heat. Add the onions and peppers to the pot with the bacon fat and cook about 5 minutes to soften. Add garlic and stir. Cook about 2 minutes.

Add Remaining Ingredients. Add the brown sugar, maple syrup, coffee, vinegar and seasonings and stir occasionally. Bring the mixture to a boil reduce heat to a simmer. Chop the bacon and add it into the pot.

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Cook Low and Slow. Cook low and slow for about 2 hours, stirring every now and then. A thick jam will form. Also, you can use a slow cooker to achieve the same results. Notice how it darkens and breaks down.

If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring every now and then, until a thick jam forms.

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Process the Bacon Jam (if Desired). When it is nice and gooey and consistent, transfer some of it to a food processor and process until slightly chunky, if desired. Add back to the rest of the bacon jam and mix well. You can process as much as you want for your desired consistency. I often just break it all apart with a wooden spoon for a thick and chunky bacon jam.

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Enjoy! Allow to cool then transfer to containers for serving. Or enjoy it right away!

Boom! Done! Bacon jam is easy enough to make, isn't it? It just takes a bit of time. But it will drive you quite mad as the aromas fill your kitchen for hours, making you insane with hunger. So beware.

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Just look at it. Yum! It is so gooey and spreadabale, so tasty. Make an extra large batch and give it away to your friends and neighbors. They will love you for it.

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • Other Ingredients. You can easily adjust this bacon jam recipe with other ingredients to your tastes. Popular additions include thyme or other herbs, cracked black pepper and other seasonings. Try agave nectar or honey instead of maple syrup. You can also use co*ke or Dr. Pepper to assist with caramelization. Try it with bourbon.
  • Make a Double Batch. This recipe easily scales up by doubling or even tripling the ingredients, though you'll need to increase your cooking time.
  • It's Worth the Wait. Be sure to give the bacon jam enough time to break down and thicken into a nice, gooey jam. It may take less time than the recipe calls for, but it may take a bit longer, especially if you're using more ingredients. Give it the time it needs.
  • The Heat Factor. This is not a hot recipe, even with jalapeno peppers, as the sugars counteract some of that heat. If you're looking for a spicy bacon jam, use hotter peppers and incorporate spicy chili powder or hot red pepper flakes.

Storage & Leftovers

Storing yourSweet and Savory Bacon Jamin anairtight containerin the fridge may allow you to store the leftovers for up to 2-4 weeks (2-3 months in the freezer). To maximize the storage life, make sure to refrigerate the jam promptly.

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What to Serve with Bacon Jam

  • Pair it with Cheese. We served some up immediately here over some cheese slices and toasted breads. It really is a great little appetizer or teaser. I love it with blue cheese. I've made grilled cheese with bacon jam and I hope to post that soon, and WOW, is it freaking delicious. Definitely one of our favorites.
  • Great on Burgers. Top your next burger with melty cheese and bacon jam. You will thank me for this!
  • Charcuterie Board. Next, add some bacon jam to your next charcuterie board for your guests to enjoy with bites of cheese, crackers and meats. It's a wonderful addition.

Patty's Perspective

We shared some of our bacon jam with our neighbors and everyone asked - What do you do with it? I told them for a fail safe way to enjoy bacon jam, pair it with cheese and you can't go wrong.

Check Out My Other Popular Recipes

  • Tabasco Onion Bacon Jam
  • Ghost Pepper Candied Bacon
  • Candied Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
  • Candied Jalapenos (Homemade Cowboy Candy)
  • Pimento Cheese
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Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe

This sweet and savory bacon jam recipe is the perfect spread for bacon lovers, with loads of bacon, brown sugar, maple syrup and more. Great on burgers!

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Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: bacon

Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours hours

Total Time: 2 hours hours 20 minutes minutes

Calories: 133kcal

Author: Mike Hultquist

Servings: 20

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4.94 from 47 votes

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon
  • 2 small onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 chili peppers chopped (I usually use jalapeno, but you can use hotter if you'd like)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 cup brewed coffee brew it strong!
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot to medium heat and add bacon. Cook until nearly crisp and brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool and drain.

  • Cook the onions in the pot with the bacon fat about 5 minutes to soften.

  • Add garlic and jalapeno peppers (or habanero peppers!) and stir. Cook about 2 minutes.

  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil reduce heat to a simmer.

  • Chop the bacon and add it into the pot.

  • Cook low and slow for about 2 hours, stirring every now and then. A thick jam will form. Also, you can use a slow cooker to achieve the same results. See NOTES.

  • When it is nice and gooey and consistent, transfer some of it to a food processor and process until slightly chunky. Add back to the rest of the bacon jam and mix well. You can process as much as you want for your desired consistency.

  • Allow to cool then transfer to containers for serving.

Notes

  • Other Ingredients. You can easily adjust this bacon jam recipe with other ingredients to your tastes. Popular additions include thyme or other herbs, cracked black pepper and other seasonings. Try agave nectar or honey instead of maple syrup. You can also use co*ke or Dr. Pepper to assist with caramelization. Try it with bourbon.
  • Make a Double Batch.This recipe easily scales up by doubling or even tripling the ingredients, though you’ll need to increase your cooking time.
  • Slow Cooker. If using a slow cooker or crock pot, Cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring every now and then, until a thick jam forms.
  • It’s Worth the Wait.Be sure to give the bacon jam enough time to break down and thicken into a nice, gooey jam. It may take less time than the recipe calls for, but it may take a bit longer, especially if you’re using more ingredients. Give it the time it needs.
  • The Heat Factor.This is not a hot recipe, even with jalapeno peppers, as the sugars counteract some of that heat. If you’re looking for a spicy bacon jam, use hotter peppers and incorporate spicy chili powder or hot red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 133kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 3gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 154mgPotassium: 97mgSugar: 8gVitamin A: 95IUVitamin C: 2.5mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.2mg

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NOTE: This recipe was updated on 10/19/20 to include new information and photos. It was originally published on 3/11/15.

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  1. Leann says

    Can I use frozen jalapeños?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Yes, this works with frozen. Enjoy!

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  2. Alex says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (12)
    Tastes great!
    But we followed everything to a T and wasn’t sure what to do with all the remaining bacon grease/oil.

    Put it in a container with the jam and now we’ve got jam surrounded/engulfed by solidified fat.

    What did we do wrong?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Thanks, Alex. Nothing really wrong, bacon is greasy in general. You can pour off excess if you want or stir it in. Really the choice is yours. Cheers.

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      • Alex says

        Thanks!

        It’s SUPER hard. Almost unusable without reheating it a bit. Is that the typical?

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        • Mike Hultquist says

          It will harden a bit in the refrigerator, yes, but not SUPER hard. I've never had that issue. A touch of extra liquid should loosen it up.

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  3. Mike Keane says

    can I can this recipe

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      You might look into pressure canning, Mike. Oily foods aren't recommended for water bath canning.

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    • Thelma says

      Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (13)
      Hi Mike, I have been canning for years and I follow only those recipes from the USDA or from college extensions such as Penn State or Iowa as these people scientifically prove their recipes. All area that I have researched on this matter say that Jalapeño Bacon Jam is far too thick to ensure heat consistency that destroys yeast and botulism. It is not recommended to hot water bath or pressure can Jalapeño Bacon Jam recipes. It is best to freeze it for future use. Hope this helps.

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      • Mike Hultquist says

        Thanks, Thelma.

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Glad you enjoyed it, Carol!

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  4. Anna says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (14)
    Just made this bacon jam omg delish! Turned out perfectly. I can’t wait to try this on all sorts of things.

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Nice! Glad you enjoyed it, Anna! So good!

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  5. Pat says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (15)
    I made a huge recipe. Do I can It In a water canner or pressure can???

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      There is a lot of oil in this, Pat, so I don't recommend a water bath method. I'm not sure about pressure canning with this, sorry.

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  6. Dayle says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (16)
    love the flavour, used home grown peppers, (large, red and hottish), probably didn't cook long enough and used a stick blender that left it with a slightly gritty texture, wont do that next time.
    Will repeat the experiment

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Dayle, yes, likely need a longer cook to ensure everything gets nice and jammy. Cheers.

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  7. Karen says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (17)
    So many ways to use this jam. My husband loves it on roast beef sandwiches and I love it on cheese but the pairings are only limited by your imagination.

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Nice! Glad you both enjoyed it, Karen!

      Reply

  8. Cindi says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (18)
    Your recipes are awesome , can't go wrong with any of them ! Keep it up PLEASE

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Thanks, Cindi! I appreciate it!

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  9. Name says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (19)
    Made these three times so far, very delicious!

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  10. Patrick says

    Can you make this ahead and store it in maybe a mason jar for a few days or a week?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      You sure can, Patrick. Keep it refrigerated and sealed.

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  11. Babs says

    How long do I cook in slow cooker? Thanks

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Babs, cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until it gets nice and jammy for you. Enjoy!

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  12. Felicia says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (20)
    Can this jam be canned?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Felicia, bacon jam really isn't ideal for canning. I would refrigerate and use within a week, or freeze.

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  13. Spence says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (21)
    Made this Recipe for the first time, only instead of the Brewed Coffee I use a Honey Whiskey and my god! Absolutely amazing!

    Thank you for this recipe

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Awesome! Glad you enjoyed it, Spence!

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    • Sue says

      Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (22)
      I’ll be attempting this recipe soon for the first time & was wondering how much of the honey whiskey did you substitute with?

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  14. Kimberly says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (23)
    We are not coffee drinkers in this household so obviously no coffee pots.
    Can instant be used in a pinch?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Absolutely, Kimberly. You can make it without coffee. I've done it before and it's still very good.

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  15. Cathy says

    How much bacon jam does this recipe actually yield?

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    • Mike Hultquist says

      Cathy, it makes about 2 cups. Enjoy!

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  16. Terri says

    Mike, I simmered for 1 1/2 Hours. The flavor is delicious. I must of over cooked it. It kinda hard and the bacon grease did not absorb all the way. Do you think putting it in a food processor or blender with some liquid would bring back to be spreadable ? If so, what liquid?

    Thanks for the recipe. I actually had a jalapeno bacon jam on a BLT at at restaurant and had to figure how to make it.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Hey, Terri. Could be a temperature issue. You could add in a bit more liquid (water is fine) to bring it back together, stir it up. A processor will work well, though you'll get a different consistency. Still good flavor, though. Let me know how that works for you. Enjoy.

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  17. Jack Jackson says

    I'm making it now using peppers from Cowboy Candy. Hope it works.

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  18. Kathi says

    Has anyone made the recipe for a vegetarian? Cook the onions, etc., in olive oil, add bacon if someone wants the bacon added in but without it, it can be vegetarian.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      I have not, but curious!

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  19. Ruth says

    Mine turned out with a slight burnt taste, is still thin after 4 hrs on low slow cooker and the bacon grease is separating from the rest of ingredients.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Sorry to hear, Ruth. I'm not sure what the issue could be. It's possible that there wasn't enough liquid in the batch, or something with the slow cooker. Hard to say. UGH. I've had no issues with this recipe after many batches.

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  20. Joanna says

    What does the Dr.Pepper / co*ke or Bourbon substitute in the original recipe? Really want to try this with the Bourbon.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Joanna, you can use it in place of coffee, brown sugar and maple syrup, though I would personally still include those ingredients, just in smaller quantities. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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  21. Janet says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (24)
    Don’t be like me and leave the lid on the slow cooker, it never thickened for hours and hours. Once I took the lid off it began to thicken, I felt so silly! Fantastic on burgers! Thank you!

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Thanks for the tip, Janet!!

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  22. Angela says

    What can I use instead of the coffee??

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Angela, you can use a dark tea, or really just skip it and focus on the maple and brown sugar.

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  23. Rebecca says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (25)
    I’m in the UK and made this yesterday. I doubled up, used 4 whole jalapeños, seeds and all. And no heat whatsoever. It still tastes like a bacon jam which is lush but really wanted the heat. Can I add some hot chilli sauce to it after? ‍♀️ Many thanks!
    Rebecca.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (26)
      Rebecca, yeah, you really won't get much heat from the jalapenos from the candying process. It is best to either add in some hotter peppers, or introduce a hot powder or spicy chili flakes. Let me know how that turns out for you. Enjoy.

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  24. Lynn sutton says

    So I made a triple batch for the first time . Followed recipe exact except I had slow cooker on high . It NEVER got thick and jam like . Ugh not sure what to do ? Should I drain juice and kinda start over with the liquids and cook on low ? Should I drain some of the liquids and heat up again ? Does not look think at all . Oh gosh what should I do , so much time ! HELP !

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Lynn, what consistency do you have? Is it hard or crusty? It's hard to tell. When you cook everything over low heat, it softens up and breaks down. Maybe you can try to break it up a bit or process some and see if that helps. I'm sorry to hear.

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  25. Allason Zenner says

    Has anyone ever canned this jam or froze it? I am just wondering how it will work.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Allason, I have not tried to can my bacon jam, but you can freeze it in sealed containers for several months. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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  26. Keith Gilbert says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (27)
    Hi Mike. This is fantastic. I used a Chocolate Habenero, just seemed right given the colour. Will be making more. Many thanks for it.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Very nice, Keith! Perfect use for the chocolate hab! Glad you enjoyed it.

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  27. Jérémie says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (28)
    Awesome Mike! love the sweet and spicy combination with a bit of bitterness (thaks to the coffe!) and of course bacon!!! Great with nachos and on a 4 cheese pizza!

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Yes! Thanks, Jérémie. Off to get some pizza now so I can do that!

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  28. Pat Weiers says

    Can I use pre-cooked bacon that comes in bags? If so how much do you think I should use?

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Pat, I have never made this with pre-cooked bacon, so not sure if that would work. I suspect it would, but you wouldn't need as long of a simmer, just enough to let everything break down into a jam-like consistency. Let me know how it goes if you try it.

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  29. Roger Williamson says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (29)
    How much bourbon would you suggest using and at what time would you add it during the cook? As always I followed the recipe exactly for the first cook. Would like to add bourbon as I make a batch for Christmas presents.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Roger, I would probably use 1/4 cup and cook the same amount of time, then I would taste and adjust to taste the next time you make it. Let me know how it goes for you.

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  30. Mary L Penedo says

    Recipe states 2 hour cook time but in reading the recipe further, it says "cook long and slow 4 hours." I want to make it but don't want to ruin it.
    Thanks

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Mary, it should only take 2 hours, but it CAN take longer, so give yourself enough time. Just make sure the consistency is nice and gooey. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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  31. jamie parisi says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (30)
    i have used this before and also added bourbon to taste prior to cooking down very yummy

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Yes, bourbon! Very, very nice.

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  32. Shellee says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (31)
    Can this be canned?

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Shellee, no, bacon jam shouldn't be canned. Best in the fridge or you can freeze it.

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  33. Marcus says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (32)
    Mike, I’m about 4 1/2 hours into my double batch and still hasn’t thickened at all. Using a slow cooker, should i cook longer or maybe try a little cornstarch to thicken it up. Made this recipe a good 10 times and this is the first time it has been runny. Did everything i was supposed to.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Marcus, I would cook it longer until it thickens up. You can always move it to a pan and increase the heat. Not sure why it would react this way, considering you've made this so many times successfully before. Strange.

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  34. Marcus says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (33)
    I will try that. Ever done a double batch before? I’m doing one now in my slow cooker and doesn’t seem to be thickening up as quickly as a single batch. Any suggestions Mike?

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Yes, I've done double and triple batches for gatherings. It takes quite a while to thicken up, a few hours easily. It will get pretty gooey. Then you can process it if you'd like, or just chop it up.

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  35. Marcus says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (34)
    Very good recipe, my only problem was no matter how much heat for peppers i added none of that heat came through at the end. It says 2 habaneros but i used 5 ghost peppers instead and barely had any heat at all. Seems like the heat from the peppers just totally goes away. Oh well not a big deal still very delicious. I also add some liquid smoke and honey to mine.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Thanks, Marcus. Yeah, the long process with the sugars can rob some of that heat, though I'm surprised you're noticing none at all. Surprising. Next time try adding in a more concentrated ghost powder. I think that can bring you some heat!

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  36. Teresa says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (35)
    Can you use roasted hatch chili peppers with this? If so, would you still use 2 (instead of 2 habaneros)? It looks amazing, and I can't wait to try it!

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Teresa, absolutely. You can use a couple, or dial it back with just one. Let me know how it turns out for you.

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  37. Christina Jefferson says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (36)
    Hi! Do you take the seeds out of the jalapeno? I suspect not but just want to be sure. Thanks!

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Christina, I do not, but you surely can if you'd like. Removing all of the whitish innards will greatly reduce the heat. Let me know how it turns out for you. Enjoy!

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  38. Debbie says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (37)
    Add a few table spoons of the jam to a tub of whipped cream cheese. Serve as a dip for chips, pretzels and crackers.

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      A perfect way to enjoy it, Debbie! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Daniel Ebbage says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (38)
    This was simply stunning. I searched google as I couldn’t find one that replicated this colour that I was after.

    Sweet salty bacon madness!

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Thanks, Daniel! I appreciate it! This is definitely a good one.

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  40. Leeanna says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (39)
    What cheese would you suggest?

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      So many cheeses are great, but personally I like Manchego.

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  41. Denya says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (40)
    Hi Mike,

    How long would this hold if I bottled it in the correct bottling process?

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    • Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says

      Denya, I've never tried to bottle bacon jam for long term storage. You'd really have to test the pH of it, or use a pressure canner to keep it for storage. Otherwise, it isn't really meant to be kept long.

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  42. nickdawson says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (41)
    slow cooker bacon jam recipe

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  43. Marcus says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (42)
    Made 2 batches of this today. One with jalapeños for the wife & kids and the 2nd was with some ghost peppers i had. The batch with the ghost peppers was soooo good. Honestly could have added another ghost pepper or 2. Very great recipe and worth a try.

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  44. SAM says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (43)
    Hi Mike. In the Reaper version, what amount do you use? 2 seems pretty insane to me... thanks! 🙂

    REPLY: Sam, yes that is how much I used, though you can certainly dial it back! -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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  45. JP says

    I made this but it ended up a lot darker than yours. It is still good but it has a slight over-cooked taste. Have any ideas why?

    I think I should have drained some bacon grease before adding the onions. The grease did not evaporate as the jam cooked and probably kept the ingredients hotter than they should have been.

    Also, I used yellow onions, I'm not sure what you used.

    REPLY: JP, it sounds like an issue of heat. I wonder if your slow cooker has a hotter temperature than mine. It could also be the amount in the slow cooker. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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  46. Stacie says

    Can this be canned

    REPLY: Stacie, it is not something I would personally want to do, but if you did, you would need to use a pressure canner. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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  47. Brian says

    I am kinda clueless :). When you say take some and put in food processor do you do all of it that way or only some and then add to the other that is cooling?
    Thanks

    REPLY: Brian, basically process maybe half of the mixture, then add it back to the rest of the jam. The goal is to have a slightly chunky jam, but not too chunky. You CAN process ALL of it if you'd like, but then it might be a bit too pureed. -- Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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  48. Bill Riddle says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (44)
    Just finished 2 separate batches; taste is incredible. I might get a little selfish with this but with 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 sisters, I may have to make more next week!
    Thank you for a great recipe!

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  49. Mary says

    How long does this keep?

    REPLY: Mary, keep in the fridge to last 2-4 weeks, or freeze to keep longer. | Mike from Chili Pepper Madness.

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  50. Carol Feltman says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (45)
    Just three words.
    I Love You !

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  51. Timothy Yeargin says

    Sweet and Savory Bacon Jam Recipe (46)
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