I love bacon, I happen to like bourbon and maple syrup is one of my favourite sweeteners… Its just sounds tasty.. So it was a no brainer for me to just try this one out … It so happens that it was a winner. The original recipe is from www.cravingsofaluntic.com

bacon maple and bourbon jam


Bacon, Bourbon and Maple Jam

Makes 2 cups

Prep time 10 minutes

Cooking time 25 minutes






750g  rindless bacon rashers

¼ cup olive oil

8 eshallots, peeled and finely chopped

1 medium onion, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

½ cup( 125ml )  bourbon

½ cup ( 125m ) maple syrup

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

½ cup brown sugar

1 tsp  paprika

1 tsp chilli powder






1 Preheat oven to 18c. Line two trays with baking paper. Line the bacon overlapping onto the trays and cook for 20-25 minutes till golden. Finely chop.

2 Heat oil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add shallots, cook for 2-3 minutes and stir till soft. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

3 Add chopped bacon, bourbon, maple syrup, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika and chilli powder. Stir to combine. Cook for 10-12 minutes till thickened and reduced slightly.

4 Pour into sterilized jars and refrigerate till needed.

I used this on my Saturday style eggs and it was sensational, eggs and bacon in one scoop !

 bacon maple syrup and bourbon jam

bacon maple syrup and bourbon jam