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Easy Bacon Jam

Such an easy and delicious recipe. If you love bacon, you'll love this salty, sweet and a little spicy version. Spread on burgers, sandwiches and anything you would serve with bacon.

Course Spread
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Jam, Spread
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author The Tiny Fairy


  • 4-5 bacon strips
  • 2 medium onions, small diced
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • cup red pepper jelly
  • pinch of kosher salt prefer Diamond brand
  • black pepper


  1. Crisp bacon slices in a large skillet over medium heat. As the bacon crisps, lower the temperature and render out the fat until crispy on both sides. Transfer strips onto plate with paper towel and drain excess fat. Dice into small bits and set aside. Discard most of the bacon fat, keeping about 1 ½ Tablespoons in the skillet.

    Note: When you lower the temperature and render the fat, even the white fat parts turn golden brown.

  2. Add the diced onions to the skillet and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes. Add light brown sugar, red pepper jelly, kosher salt and black pepper. Stir to combine and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the reserved bacon bits to the skillet and stir to combine.

  4. If the sauce is too thick, add a teaspoon of water at a time until the thickness is to your liking.