Paleo Bacon Jam (Gluten Free)

Paleo Bacon Jam (Gluten Free)

This paleo bacon jam is the sh*t.

Theres really no other way to describe it. Bacon + Palm Sugar + Maple Syrup + Whiskey + Cayenne. I think I might have cried a little when I tasted it. Its pretty much the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

My paleo bacon jam tastes amazing on EVERYTHING.

Put it on Crusty Bread, Waffles, Put it in sandwiches, on meat, you might even add it to apple pie (I'm NOT kidding) or keep it simple and dip apples in it.. Make it, eat it and you'll love me forever.

Bacon Jam.


  • 2 packages bacon (12 oz each), cooked until almost crispy
  • 2 Tablespoon bacon lard drippings
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • a few dashes of cayenne


  1. Cook the bacon over medium heat until slightly crispy and drain the bacon fat.
  2. Add 2 Tablespoon bacon drippings back in and add onions. Cook the onions over medium low heat until caramelized.
  3. Add the bacon and the remaining ingredients into the pan and cook over low, covered. for a few hours. (less time is okay too, but the flavor gets better the longer it cooks)
  4. place into food processor to make jam.
  5. Store it in the fridge. Smear it on everything!!!! (Note: You may need to heat it up slightly for a good spreadable consistency)

And, as always...I hope that you have a great time making and enjoying my paleo bacon jam!

Brittany Angell

23 comments | Leave your own

  1. Felicia

    OMG. i have no words for this right now….this sounds amazing!!

  2. Jo Riley

    I made the crispy waffles tonight. I have an All-Clad waffle maker so I bought a regular waffle maker but they weren’t very good. It was too flat. What exactly what waffle iron do you use?

    I like the waffles and want to make them more often. I will buy whatever you use. Yours look better than mine.

    I appreciate your help.

    Jo Riley

  3. April

    Britney this looks and sounds amazing… my mouth is watering! Does the alcohol cook out as it simmers? I avoid alcohol for religious reasons so I just wanted to ask. Thanks and keep up your incredible work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jacque Page

    This looks fun! I’m going to make it for friends next weekend. I assume it can be stored in the frig as long a period as any other jam? Have any idea how long it will stay? Thanks for this recipe!

  5. Melissa

    Just wondering about the Whiskey as it is not a gluten free beverage since its derived from rye?

  6. Sue

    How many cups of bacon jam does this recipe make? And how long does it keep in the fridge?

  7. Sue

    As delicious as this sounded, I couldn’t bring myself to commit 2 lbs of bacon to an untested recipe. So I halved the bacon, onion, and bourbon. And omitted the salt–which is overkill with all that bacon! I ended up with approximately 1-2/3 cups of bacon jam, FYI.

    And it really is delicious! Very, very rich, but delicious. I’m looking forward to making a Breakfast Waffle Bacon Jam sandwich with it tomorrow morning!

  8. Lindsay

    I made the bacon jam this afternoon and it’s delicious! I used Captain Morgan’s instead of the bourbon. I can’t wait to serve it with brunch tomorrow with some goat cheese and bread. I also think it’d be an amazing topping for a cheeseburger.

  9. Tamara

    Great bacon jam recipe. My husband and his friend absolutely loved it. Really nice flavor and texture. I used cognac just cause that is what I had on hand and it was delicious.

  10. jenni

    Wow, with a description like “bacon jam will change your life” I am on board. I can’t wait to make some life changing food ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Stephanie

    Made this yesterday, served it over cream cheese with GF crackers…DELISH!!! It was the only appetizer that didn’t have a crumb left! I do have a question though, my jam turned out nothing like jam, more like a pรขtรฉ consistency. Any idea what I did wrong? I cooked for about two hours. Do you cook the bacon and remove from the pan? When do you put it back in? Thanks for all you do!!! You are amazing!

  12. Brooke

    Well, I clearly screwed this up. Mine ended up like crispy black sand that tasted like nearly burnt onions and bacon. Not a jam consistency and not good. The part I’m confused about, and possibly the reason for my fail, is, does the bacon stay in the pan the whole time? I left the bacon in and cooked all for about 2.5 hours. Help! I’m so excited about this recipe and want to try again (even though I wasted two pounds of bacon and several hours). Thanks!

  13. Mellywelly

    Omg I showed this to my boyfriend yesterday and he is so excited we are making it now. Thank you!

  14. Serena

    So I kinda made this last night- I added a little more maple syrup, omitted pepper, and only had brandy as a suitable liquor alternative. It was spectacular. It’s for a gift, and I’m having a hard time not eating it all.

    I also can’t help but think mixed with a little tomato sauce, it would be amazing on your thin crust pizza recipe I love so much.

  15. Jessica


    I’m adding jalapeรฑos and I’m going to love every single bitE, I just know it!! My boyfriend and I are serious bacon lovers lol and we are stoked to try this! We’re going to start the grill and put it over grilled chicken and crunchy chewy grilled buns smeared with a mixture of this and cream cheese! I think we will do baked potatoes as a side and put a dollop on those too. I can not wait to try them with this stuff, ERMERGERDDD

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