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Have your heard about bacon jam?

Have your heard about bacon jam?
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Warm bread and jam is an excellent combination! And there are so many different fruits you can make jam with. But why not try a savoury flavour this time? Have you ever thought of bacon jam? Yes! It is a real thing and it is absolutely delicious. You can add it on toast, warm cheese, burgers or simply by itself!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of Bacon (thick cut)
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 tbs garlic paste or 3 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar or apple vinegar
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • black pepper, to taste

Note: You can also add a bit of cayenne red pepper if you enjoy a more spicy taste or a few tablespoons or maple syrup. 

Preparation

  1. Start by cutting the bacon into 3/4 inch pieces. Cook until crisp while stirring frequently. 
  2. Drain the grease but keep about 1/2 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  3. Add in the onions and cook for about 6 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 1 to 2 minutes. 
  4. Add brown sugar, vinegar and water. Simmer over medium heat while stirring. 
  5. Add thyme and pepper to taste, stir often, let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove thyme sprigs and let cool down.
  6. If you prefer a finer jam, transfer to a food processor.
  7. Once completely cool, transfer to airtight jars. Keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Enjoy!

Have you tried bacon jam before?

Source: Souffle Bombay · Photo Credit: Pinterest

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