Bacon Jam Tartlets

Bacon Jam Tartlets

By: Linda Bonwill - World Class Cooking

Bring Home The Bacon!

Indulge in the savory and sweet flavors of these baby tartlets. They are filled with the fusion of smoky, crispy bacon, onions, garlic, pepper jack cheese and crunchy walnuts. But that's just the beginning. Our secret ingredient? Sweet raisins soaked in strong brewed coffee adds depth and complexity to every bite.

Each bite is an adventure for your taste buds and a delightful journey to any occasion.
You can make these tartlets days before you need to serve them. They look great on a platter served alone, or add them to your seasonal Charcuterie board.

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Café.


Featured ingredient: Breakfast Blend Coffee 8 oz. Bag Ground

  • You will need a 1 -24 ct tart pan
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked crispy (reserve 1 TBSP grease)
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee (I used Door County Breakfast Blend)
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 cup onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBSP balsamic glaze
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped fine
  • 3 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 sheet pastry dough ( 10 x 10 inches, cut into 2-inch square


  1. Place the bacon on a large baking sheet in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 20 mins. Remove the pan from the oven and place the bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
  2. Brew the coffee while the bacon is cooking. Add 3/4 cup of hot coffee to a small bowl with the raisins. Let them soak for 15 mins.
  3. Add 1 TBSP of the bacon grease to a skillet. Heat on med/high. Stir in the onions and garlic. Cook until the onions are soft. Stir in the brown sugar, balsamic, and walnuts. Add the coffee and raisins to the skillet. Crush the bacon into small pieces and add to the skillet. Stir all the ingredients together and cook until thickened. Add in the cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Grease the holes of the tart pan. Place a 2-inch square or round piece into the hole, pressing down to mold the dough into the shape of the hole. Spoon approx. 1 -2 tsp of filling into the hole, pressing down to seal. Add additional filling if needed.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 10 mins.

Makes 24 baby tarts