Caramelized Onion and Bacon Jam

Serves 4


1 pound pepper bacon, chopped

2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cloves

¼ cup packed brown sugar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Cello Cheddar Cheese Whisps



  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan cook bacon over medium heat until rendered and crisp. Pour bacon into a sieve set over a bowl and let drain.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons bacon fat back into the Dutch oven and add onions and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened and well-browned, about 20 minutes. Stir in pepper, cinnamon, cayenne, cloves, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and ½ cup water. Stir in bacon. Simmer until reduced to a thick, jammy consistency.
  3. Stir in balsamic vinegar and stir until combined. Cool completely before serving. To store, keep refrigerated, but bring to room temperature before serving with Whisps.