Sweet & Savory Bacon Jam

Grilled Cheddar Bacon Bratwurst topped with Bacon Jam & Tomato Jam Served at the 2015 Wild Bacon Wine Trail
Grilled Cheddar Bacon Bratwurst topped with Tomato Jam and Sweet & Savory Bacon Jam
Served at the 2015 Wild Bacon Wine Trail

An amazing condiment on burgers and brats.

  • 2 pounds hickory-smoked, thick-cut bacon, diced ¼-inch pieces
  • 2 cups bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • Crushed red pepper, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a Dutch oven. Bring to a boil and reduce heat and let simmer for 2 – 2½ hours or until desired consistency.  Let cool then transfer to an airtight container.

Bacon jam can be refrigerated for up to one month. Best served at room temperature or slightly warmed.