Bourbon & Bacon Onion Jam

This is exactly what happens to me every time I am bored and want to try something new.  It started on New Years Eve.  I was planning my appetizers for the evening’s get together with our friends.  Of course I always over do it just a tad, but hey, who ever complains?

I had went to the market to get some bacon for a dip I was doing and saw that they had a 5 pound package marked down to a really low price.  How could I pass that up?  I mean Bacon?  Sale?  Bacon?  Heck, I would have probably grabbed it without the discount.  I am not one to pass up bacon.  So back to my idea.  I had made a beautiful ricotta spread  and needed something to top it with.  I was thinking my home made pepper jelly but now I am thinking how about a bacon jam?   So I grabbed the bacon (or maybe two of them) and headed to produce.  I found some beautiful sweet onions that would blend perfectly with the bacon and brown sugar I had planned.  I finished up my shopping and headed to the truck.

As I was loading my groceries into the truck I saw the liquor store next door and realized I better grab some more bubbly for tonight.  Once inside I of course was checking out the different rums for my rum cakes and then the bourbons.  Hmmmm… about some bourbon in my bacon jam?  Now that should just push it over the top.  So I grabbed some of Kentucky’s finest and my bubbly (and two more bottles of rum) and headed out.

I have to tell you all something.  I have never made or had bacon jam.  I have seen it many times on Pinterest and thought how cool.  I should try that.  Well I should be smacked upside my head for not trying it before now.  It is pure heaven.  I made enough to fill a small jelly jar and also a half pint jar.  I am not kidding you.  I had to force myself to stop eating this stuff once it was done.  I looked down and saw half the jelly jar empty.  It is just that good.  So I am now going to share with you my version of  Bourbon & Bacon Onion Jam.  You will NOT be disappointed.   (BTW, I doubled the recipe)


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