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  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Wheat free
  • Low fat per serve

Ready in a few simple steps, this Onion and bacon jam is perfect as an edible gift or add-on to any grazing platter. Packed with thyme and smoky flavour, it's totally delicious!

  • Makes2
  • Cook time1 hour 25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Onion and bacon jam


  • 6 bacon rashers, excess fat trimmed, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 4 red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs thyme sprigs

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 87kJ/21 Cals (1%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 1g (1%), Sat fat: 0g (0%), Carb: 3g (1%), Sugar: 3g (3%), Fibre: 0g (1%), Sodium: 53mg (3%).

Check ingredient labels to make sure they meet your specific dietary requirements and always consult a health professional before changing your diet. View dietary information here.

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  1. Step 1

    Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook, stirring, for 5-7 mins or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the oil and onion. Cook, partially covered, for 30 mins or until onion is very tender. Return bacon to pan with the sugar, vinegar and thyme. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 mins or until onion is very soft.
  3. Step 3

    Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for a further 10-15 mins or until mixture thickens slightly and is a jam-like consistency. Spoon into sterilised jars. Seal. Turn upside-down for 2 mins. Turn upright and set aside to cool completely.

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