Imperial Sugar
Imperial Sugar

Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam


  • 16 ounces bacon, cut into 1-inch sections
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup Imperial Sugar Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon and crisp. Stirring as necessary. Do this in batches if necessary. Transfer cooked bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
  2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
  3. Add onions to skillet and cook until softened. Add brown sugar. Mix to combine.
  4. Carefully add bourbon, which will deglaze skillet. Allow to reduce by half. Stirring as necessary.
  5. Add balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, and return bacon to skillet. Mix to combine. Continue cooking until mixture thickens.
  6. Refrigerate after opening and reheat before using.
Imperial Sugar Insight

TIP: Using a mandolin produces uniform slices.

Recipe developed for Imperial Sugar by Paula Jones @bellalimento.