Recipe: Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly


The concept of a savory jelly was one I never really understood.  Wasn’t a jelly something that went with peanut butter?  And the biggest problem with that is I don’t like peanut butter.

But once, at a party, I tried a pepper jelly and I was intrigued.


 And then I came across this recipe and then this one.  They each had things I liked and things I didn’t.  But they were both missing one thing, in my opinion.


Specifically peppadew peppers.

So I did some tweaking, combining and came up with this yummy recipe.


– 1 lb. of bacon

– 1 onion

– 1 Tbsp. of minced garlic

– 1/2 cup of maple syrup

– 3/4 cup of brewed coffee

– 10 oz. jar of peppadew peppers (I used all but about 4 of them)


– Cook the bacon in a pan

– Remove the bacon, drain on a paper towel

– Pour off all but about 1 tsp of oil from bacon

– Saute onions till clear

– Add in garlic, syrup, coffee and peppers saute for about 10 minutes

– Remove from stove

– Crumble bacon and add to mixture

– Place all in a blender of food processor.  I chopped everything smaller but didn’t emulsify it.

– Cook in a sauce pan on simmer for about 2 hours

– Place in a jar and refrigerate

– Can be rewarmed to serve

I served it over crusty bread with a scoop of goat cheese.  And this morning, I had it with my egg – yum.


If you would like to see other recipe with maple syrup there is:

Mason Jar Maple Martini

Maple Bacon Cheese Cups

Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

Thanks so much for reading.



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