Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Makes 1 1/2 cups

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Bacon and Sweet Onion Jam

April 29, 2018
I made this a while ago and we used it all summer long. I gave a few jars away as well. It is great on burgers, chicken, steak or spread on cream cheese and crackers.