This apple bacon jam is the perfect addition to your autumn appetizers! It’s great for a charcuterie board and is paleo, AIP, and gluten-free.

Apple Bacon Jan in jar with spoon and crackers

What is Apple Bacon Jam?

Bacon jam is pretty much exactly what it sounds like! It’s a bacon-based jam of sorts made with bacon, usually some kind of fruit or sugar, and some kind of vinegar. It’s amazing. It’s delicious on so many different things, and it’s the perfect appetizer to mix it up for the holidays.

This apple bacon jam is made with apples, dates, bacon, and is paleo, and AIP-friendly! Serve it with a charcuterie board, on a sandwich with leftover Thanksgiving turkey, or whatever else your heart desires.

The Ingredients for Apple Bacon Jam

  • Bacon
  • Dates. I like to use medjool dates!
  • Apple. I think honeycrisp apple works best for this recipe, but fuji is another good choice.
  • Onion & garlic.
  • Maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and apple cider vinegar.

How to make Apple Bacon Jam

  1. Cook the bacon. 
  2. Cook the onion & garlic. 
  3. Cook & mash the apples and dates. Add the dates and apple and stir and mash for about 5 minutes. The apple should be soft and the dates well mashed.
  4. Simmer: Pour in the apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and maple syrup and stir. Bring to a medium-low simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Stir well for the last 1-2 minutes to reduce any excess moisture.

apple bacon jam in jar with spoon and crackers

What can you serve apple bacon jam with?

  • Apple slices
  • Crackers of your choice
  • Seafood (it’s amazing on scallops!)
  • On a burger or sandwich
  • Roasted vegetables

How long does it keep in the fridge?

I don’t keep it longer than 4 days or so, but we also eat it quickly!


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Apple Bacon Jam


  • Author: Michelle
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This apple bacon jam is the perfect addition to your autumn appetizers! It’s great for a charcuterie board and is paleo, AIP, and gluten-free.


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Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped
  • 3/4 cup apple, finely diced (honeycrisp or fuji)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Using a medium pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until lightly crisp. Set the bacon aside and reserve about 2-3 tbsp of bacon fat in the pot.
  2. Add the onion and garlic and saute in the bacon fat for 4-5 minutes or until lightly translucent.
  3. Add the dates and apple and stir and mash for about 5 minutes. The apple should be soft and the dates well mashed.
  4. Pour in the apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, cooked bacon, andmaple syrup, and stir. Bring to a medium-low simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. Stir well for the last 1-2 minutes to reduce any excess moisture. Add salt or pepper to taste as needed.
  5. Serve either warm or chilled along with crackers, on a burger, etc. and store in the fridge in glass.

Notes

All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Stove Top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 236
  • Fat: 15.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 5.1g