This is the greatest! The best of all tastes…Sweet, Salty and Spicy . A burst of UMMM in your mouth as you take a bite. My Dear Friend Sandi H. talked about Bacon Jam on her Facebook yesterday and you know I just had to try it. 😀 I changed it around by using the sweetened juice from frozen nectarines I put up recently.
Fruity Bacon Jam
- 1 lb of bacon
- 1-2 Tbsp of bacon grease
- 1 medium to large onion (I used vidalia)
- 1 Tbsp of minced garlic
- 3/4 – 1 cup of coffee (I used 3/4 because that was what I had leftover)
- 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of syrup from frozen, or canned, peaches or nectarines.
- I used the juice from frozen nectarines but heavy syrup from a large can of peaches would work really well.
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups diced fruit, or whatever you have, if desired.
- 1/4 to 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp of kosher salt (you may need more depending on how salty your bacon is)
I looked at several different recipes and they all called for maple syrup and brown sugar instead of the juice. I wanted a different taste. Mine wasn’t very “jammy” but did hold together well.
Cook bacon until done but not crisp. I did mine in the microwave.
While the bacon is cooking put 1 tbsp of bacon grease in a skillet and saute onions until caramelized. Add more bacon grease if necessary. Do Not throw away the remaining Bacon Grease! Save in a container, in the refrigerator to season with. Put a Huge sign on it for your husband to Leave It Alone! Mine threw my precious Bacon Grease Away! But that is another story.
Add minced garlic, salt and pepper. Pour in juice, coffee and bacon cut in small pieces. Add some of the fruit if you want. I did with Sausage jam I made and it was Wonderful Also!
Cook until the liquid has thickened. Mine didn’t get very thick. I got tired of standing at the stove so I put my Bacon Jam in a glass bowl and microwaved for 3 minutes…stirring every 30 seconds. My microwave is 1100 watts.
We had our Fruity Bacon Jam on hamburgers. YUM!