Bacon-and-Sweet Onion Jam

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Bacon-and-Sweet Onion JamRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Makes 1 1/2 cups


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4 uncooked thick applewood-smoked bacon slices, chopped
1 tablespoon butter
2 medium-size sweet onions, chopped
4 large shallots, chopped
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme


Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

1. Cook bacon in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet.

2. Add butter to drippings, and stir until butter melts. Increase heat to medium; add onions, and sauté 10 to 12 minutes or until tender. Add shallots, vinegar, sugar, and kosher salt, and cook, stirring constantly, 1 to 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.

3. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes or until onions are very tender and brown. Remove from heat; stir in chives, thyme, and bacon. Cool completely (about 20 minutes), or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 3 days.

Created date

April 2015