Bacon Jam RITZ Topper

This delicious bacon and caramelized onion jam takes a little effort, but your guests will be asking for the recipe of this savory party appetizer.

Let's whip it up

Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min



Ingredient list

  • 1 lb. center-cut bacon, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 2 large sweet onion s, cut each into 4 wedges, then cut each wedge into thin slices
  • ¾ cup cola
  • 5 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 48 RITZ Crackers

Nutrition facts

Recipe Tips


Cook and stir bacon in medium skillet until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.


Add onions to drippings in skillet; cook 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown, stirring frequently. (If onions are getting too dark or start to stick to bottom of skillet, add up to 2 Tbsp. water to skillet, stirring while cooking to scrape onions from bottom of skillet.)


Add all remaining ingredients except parsley and crackers; mix well. Cook 15 min. or until thickened to jam-like consistency, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in 5 tsp. parsley. Spoon into bowl. Cool.


Spread bacon mixture onto crackers; sprinkle with remaining parsley.