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Bacon Jam

A gorgeously rich sweet salty and sticky bacon jam which can turn any meal into a masterpiece. Made with British ale, mustard powder and spices for a uniquely flavoured jam.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: British
Servings: 10
Calories: 168kcal


  • 300 g smoked streaky bacon diced
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 60 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 60 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 125 ml gluten-free ale
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mace


  • Heat a large saucepan. Place the bacon in the pan and cook on a medium heat until the bacon really crisps up, stirring all the while to keep it from sticking. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook on a very low heat. After 5 minutes add the garlic then continue cooking until the onion begins to caramelise, it should take around 20 minutes.
  • Pour in the vinegar to deglaze the pan.
  • Add the bacon back in, as well as the sugar, honey, ale, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, ginger, mace and some black pepper.
  • The heat should be on the very lowest setting and cook for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until reduced to a thick and sticky jam.
  • When it’s ready, turn off the heat and pour into a sterilised jar. Keep the jam in the fridge ready for whenever you need it.


  • If you can't find gluten-free worcestershire sauce then you can substitute for ½ teaspoon fish sauce.
  • To sterilise the jars place the very clean jars you would like to use in an oven pre-heated to 140°C for 20 minutes. Sterilise the lids by dropping them into a saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes with a splash of vinegar. I don’t sterilise my lids in the oven as they tend to ruin.
  • Bacon Jam keeps for about 2 weeks in the fridge.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg