Bourbon Caramel Chipotle Bacon Jam

Bourbon Caramel Chipotle Bacon Jam

This week’s Caramel Kitchen recipe is perfect for all the bacon lovers in your life. Use it to punch up meats, crackers, cheese, or even ice cream—anywhere you need a little smokey, spicy, salty kick to take your dish to the next level!


1lb. bacon

Chipotle powder

Brown sugar

Caramel Kitchen Bourbon Caramel Sauce


Preheat oven to 450°. Line a sheet pan with heavy aluminum foil. Place a layer of bacon on the sheet pan and sprinkle with chipotle powder and brown sugar. (Use more or less chipotle powder depending on how spicy you like it). Rub the seasonings into the bacon. Bake 15 minutes, flip bacon and continue cooking another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and drain grease onto paper towels.

When bacon has been drained of grease and is slightly cooled, cut each strip into thirds and place in a food processor. Chop on high speed until you have bacon bits. Remove bacon into a bowl and pour enough warmed bourbon caramel sauce (about a cup) over the top to make a thick jam.

Use immediately or put in airtight jar until ready to use, warming as needed to make spreadable. Use on meats, crackers, cheese and apples, ice cream, etc.

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