Boozy Bacon Jam

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on

Who doesn't love a gifted treat? This homemade food gift is perfect for whipping up in small batches. Package it up in one of our specialty Weck jars - and leave the jar with your host. While it's perfect accompaniment for a charcuterie board, you can use it as sandwich spread, in quesadillas or even stirred into soups!




  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until rendered down, about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and set aside. Drain all but 1 tbsp bacon fat from the pot; add butter and allow it to melt.
  2. Add onion, brown sugar and a pinch of salt; cook over medium-low heat until golden and softened about 10 to 15 minutes. Add shallot, garlic, smoked paprika, chili powder, mustard, ginger and cinnamon; sauté for an additional 3 to 5 minutes until fragrant. Season with pepper.
  3. Return the bacon to the pot and stir until well combined. Add rum into the bacon mixture and reduce the liquid down over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the coffee, vinegars, maple syrup and Sriracha sauce, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes to 1½ hours, (depending on the type of pot and cooktop you have) stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool for 15 to 20 minutes. Skim off any fat/grease that has formed at the top and discard.  Pour the mixture into a food processor and process until desired consistency is achieved. Serve warm or store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, until ready to use.

Makes 2 cups


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