Slow Cooker Reaper Bacon Jam

Sauces, Sweets, Trinidad

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One of the mind-blowing ingredients is coffee. Serving suggestions are provided, like eating it with toast and cheese.



  • 500 gm Bacon
  • 2 small Onions chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 2 Habaneros chopped
  •  1 Carolina Reaper
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup pure Maple syrup
  • 1 cup brewed Coffee  strong
  • ½ cup Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Scotch Bonnet powder



  1. Heat a large pot to medium heat and add Bacon. Cook until nearly crisp and brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to cool and drain. 
  2. Cook the Onions in the pot with the Bacon fat about 5 mins to soften.
  3. Add Garlic and Habanero, Reapers and stir. Cook about 2 mins.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and stir. Bring the mixture to a boil reduce heat to a simmer.
  5. Chop the Bacon and add it into the pot.
  6. Cook low and slow for about 4 hours, stirring every now and then. A thick jam will form. Also, you can use a slow cooker to achieve the same results.
  7. When it is nice and gooey and consistent, transfer some of it to a food processor and process until slightly chunky. Add back to the rest of the Bacon jam and mix well. You can process as much as you want for your desired consistency.
  8. Allow to cool then transfer to containers for serving.