Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam

A fantastic Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam you can use with crackers or on a burger. This sauce does pack a little heat!

bacon jam on grilled cheese
Grilled Cheese with Bacon Jam

Frequent visitors to this blog know I like to put bacon on just about everything. Everything tastes better with bacon right? So when I came across this Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam recipe, well you know, I just had to give it a shot.

The only thing I might like better than bacon is bourbon whiskey. Go figure that this jam recipe has 2 of my most favorite things in life? The only thing is this recipe uses bourbon-flavored syrup and does not contain any alcohol.

jar of bacon jam

If you don’t have any balsamic vinegar on hand you can substitute for an equal amount of Apple Cider Vinegar for this recipe.

This bacon bourbon caramel jam is great over crackers, on sandwiches, on burgers or even on toast. Since it doesn’t contain any alcohol whatsoever, it’s safe for the whole family to enjoy!

If you’ve ever wondered what part of the pig Bacon comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?

Pork Cuts Diagram

If you struggle to make bacon perfectly, I’ve put together a short tutorial on How to Make Perfect Bacon – 3 Ways. Check it out! My preferred method is baking it in the oven.

Bacon Grease Tip

And don’t throw away that bacon grease! Bacon is expensive and the grease is great for making Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Cheese, Popcorn and even hash browns. It can keep up to 3 months if properly stored in the refrigerator.

bourbon caramel bacon jam

You will need the following ingredients to make this Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Bacon, Sweet Onion, Garlic Cloves, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Nutmeg, Cayenne Pepper, Dijon Mustard, Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup, Balsamic Vinegar and Salt.

  1. Using a large pot, cook the bacon until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Discard all but 3 Tablespoons of the bacon grease.
    bacon in pot
  2. Add the onions to the pot and cook in bacon fat until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Return the bacon to the pot and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, and Dijon. Stir until everything is incorporated.
    bacon jam ingredients simmering
  4. Pour in the Torani Bourbon Caramel syrup and vinegar and salt, and stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Uncover the pot and cook for another 30 minutes or until the liquid in the pot has thickened to a syrup-like consistency. Transfer the jam mixture to a food processor immediately after cooking and pulse until your desired consistency is reached.
  6. Transfer the bacon jam to a mason jar and store in the fridge.

Printable Recipe Card

bourbon caramel bacon jam

Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam

A fantastic Bourbon Caramel Bacon Jam you can use with crackers or on a burger. This sauce does pack a little heat!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Jam & Jellies
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 108 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Bacon
  • 1 Sweet Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • ½ Tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ Tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Cup Torani Bourbon Caramel Syrup
  • 1 Tsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Using a large pot, cook the bacon until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Discard all but 3 Tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  • Add the onions to the pot and cook in bacon fat until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  • Return the bacon to the pot and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne, and Dijon. Stir until everything is incorporated.
  • Pour in the Torani Bourbon Caramel syrup and vinegar and salt, stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover the pot and cook for another 30 minutes or until the liquid in the pot has thickened to a syrup-like consistency. Transfer the jam mixture to a food processor immediately after cooking and pulse until your desired consistency is reached.
  • Transfer jam to a mason jar and store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 63mgVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Kelly says:

    This bacon jam is to die for. I have used it on hamburgers and also on crackers. Very tasty and easy to make.