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5 from 3 votes

Caramelised Onion & Bacon Jam

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Paleo, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal
Servings: 3 cups


  • 2 cups bacon chopped (500 grams)
  • 4 cups onion chopped into chunks approx 5 onions
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 3 tbsp honey or other sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • Cut the bacon into approx 1 cm wide pieces and fry on medium high heat until they begin to brown (approximately 10-15 minutes)
  • Remove the bacon from the pan and transfer to a paper towel, set aside. Keep the fat from the bacon in the pot and add the onions.
  • Cook the onions until they begin to soften (10 minutes or so)
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the coffee, honey, cumin and bacon and allow to simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the mixture has begun to thicken and become jam like in consistency
  • Once it has reached the desired consistency, stir in the balsamic vinegar
  • Transfer the mixture to a food processor and pulse 3-4 times so the bacon is broken down into smaller pieces, don't over do it as the jam should be chunky rather then a paste/puree
  • Transfer to a airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks