Turkey Bacon Jam

So, over the weekend I made turkey bacon jam. I’m sure you’re saying Wha? Bacon jam? Turkey bacon? Yes, friends, I said turkey bacon jam.

It’s savory and it’s sweet. It’s heavenly on toast. It’s pure brilliance.

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I got the idea from Foodie with Family. I believe she got the idea from the Martha Stewart’s Website.

I am trying to limit my family’s pork bacon consumption, so I used turkey bacon. The thing about turkey bacon is that you have to cook it a little longer to get that crisp texture. It’s healthier though, so I don’t mind the extra work.

I doubled the recipe, and I used the stove top like Rebecca (Foodie with Family) did. I know, shocking…I opted not to use the slow cooker version. I used the recipe off Martha Stewart’s Website.

The turkey bacon version took about two hours total to cook, I did have to add about a 1/2 cup of water during the cooking process. It blended up beautifully.

This recipe smells AWESOME. It tastes AWESOME.

The entire family enjoyed it.

Here is the ingredient list from Martha Stewart’s Website with a few of the adaptions I made listed in BOLD. These ingredients are for a single batch.

  • 1 1/2 pounds sliced turkey bacon or pork bacon or beef bacon
  • 1 large or 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 TBSP minced garlic or 3 garlic cloves, smashed and peeled
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee

Now, hop on over to Foodie with Family or Martha Stewart’s Website and make some bacon jam!



  1. Love this! A restaurant by my has a bacon jam they serve (it’s so good!) but I never thought to actually make my own at home.

    Thanks for the easy recipe – I’ll be trying it out soon

    • I’m glad you’re excited about the recipe. We sure are enjoying it!

  2. On the top of my list to try!! I am a Bacon lover!! This sounds too good…:)

    • Neecey, I knew you were going to love this!

  3. Passing this onto my sister who loves bacon!

  4. I like the unusual and this recipe really appeals to me. I’m relatively new to your blog and don’t often comment. I’ve come out of hiding to let you know how much I like this recipe. I always enjoy the time I spend here hiding and will be back. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary.

    • Hi Mary,
      Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I agree, the bacon jam is unusual, but very tasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I have never heard of turkey bacon, I have never heard of bacon jam…but I need to make and taste this NOW as anything bacon-y flavoured is a gift from the gods!!

    • Ha! Turkey bacon is turkey flavored like bacon. You’re right it is an awesome bacon-ey heaven. The coffee is just an added bonus in awesomeness! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. ..and Iยดve just checked out the recipe and it has coffee in it too…how fantastic is this!

  7. You are truly very creative..If i can get my hands on some turkey bacon I am making this for sure

    • It’s pretty tasty! It would work with beef bacon also. ๐Ÿ™‚ If turkey is unavailable

  8. interesting ….. This is a product I have never seen here ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Turkey bacon? Or bacon jam?

      • the turkey bacon ๐Ÿ™‚

      • It’s turkey meat that is seasoned and tastes similar to bacon.

  9. kat

    SOLD! Bacon in anything is an amazing idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I agree, on most things bacon is a plus.

  10. This sounds AWESOME! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Soon as it cools down here enough to have the stove on for more than 3 minutes I’m gonna try it. Or maybe I could cook it in my car… ?

    • Ha! If it’s as hot near you as it is here in my area the car might just work for cooking bacon.

  11. This is just bloody brilliant. Or should I say turkey brilliant!

    • Greg, I KNEW you’d enjoy this post, even if you preferred to make it with real bacon.

  12. Very interesting! I don’t know if I could get my hubs to try that. But I’m always up for trying new things.

    • It can be made with regular bacon too. It’s super yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚


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