a white plate with a toasted chicken sandwich topped with California Prune bacon jam, tomatoes and lettuce

Bacon Jam

Sweetened with orange juice and California Prunes, this Bacon Jam from Jenny Shea Rawn is sure to level up your next BLT sandwich.

Why are prunes a great alternative to sugar?

Most jams use sugar to add a touch of extra sweetness. Because prunes are naturally sweet, they are an obvious choice for a healthy sugar alternative. In addition to reducing (or eliminating) the need for refined sugar needed in your favorite recipes, prunes are a healthy powerhouse and provide many essential vitamins and minerals that will level up the nutritional value of any recipe! Prunes are low glycemic and loaded with fiber, polyphenols, boron, potassium, and Vitamin K which collectively can contribute to gut health, reduced inflammation, cancer prevention, blood sugar control, bone health, and reduced cholesterol!

How to use bacon jam

Obviously, it’s an incredible sandwich spread – but that’s not all bacon jam is good for. Here are some of our favorite ways to use bacon jam.

The Ultimate Cheese Board with Pink Peppercorn Prune Syrup, Prune Mostarda, cheeses fruit and corn nuts

Add to cheese boards

Bacon jam is a delicious addition to a cheese board or charcuterie tray. It’s also a delicious hostess gift…hint, hint.

Two hands holding a burger stacked with prune sauce, onions, lettuce and tomatoes

Slather bacon jam on burgers

This sweet and savory spread will take your burgers to the next level.

a pizza pan with california prune pizza with bacon jam from Sunset Magazine

Top your favorite pizza

Our friends at Sunset Magazine came up with this brilliant use for bacon jam. We’re obsessed.

a white plate with a toasted chicken sandwich topped with California Prune bacon jam, tomatoes and lettuce

California Prune Bacon Jam

Jenny Shea Rawn
Sweetened with orange juice and California Prunes, this bacon jam is sure to level up your next BLT sandwich.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dip, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 12 servings
Calories 61 kcal


  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • 3 TBSP red wine vinegar
  • 3 TBSP orange juice
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 1 cup California Prunes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Dash of hot sauce


  • Cut bacon into ½ inch (1 cm) pieces. Sauté bacon in a small skillet over medium heat until crisp (about 5 minutes). Remove bacon from skillet and drain on paper towels. Discard drippings in pan (but do not wipe skillet clean).
  • Add onion to pan and sauté 2 minutes. Next, stir in vinegar, orange juice, water and prunes. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce is almost completely reduced and fruit is plump (watch carefully and be sure not to burn).
  • Spoon mixture into bowl of a small food processor; add salt and hot sauce. Pulse 5 times or until fairly smooth. Pulse in bacon. Store in refrigerator.


Use Bacon Jam on pizza, sandiwiches, burgers and cheese boards!


Calories: 61kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 134mgPotassium: 133mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 144IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 9mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword bacon, condiment, jams
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