Friday, September 26, 2014

Bacon Jam

Yum

Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.


Bacon Jam:  Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.



I've been interested in trying bacon jam for a while.  The first time I saw a post about it I was intrigued and knew that eventually I had to make it.  When one of my favorite video blogs, Food Wishes by Chef John, made bacon jam I was sold.

Bacon Jam:  Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.

I love the Food Wishes videos.  Chef John makes it all look simple, he explains recipes well, and he's humorous.  I could watch those videos all day.  I watched the Bacon Jam one quite a few times until I decided I had the general recipe and techniques down and I set out to make my own.

Bacon Jam:  Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.

Since this was my first time trying this recipe, and my husband was out of town, I made a much smaller batch that was just for me.  I had a half of a pack of bacon and one onion so that is what I used, keeping with the general instructions from the food wishes video.  I think it turned out great and I can't wait to make a bigger batch next time we have people over.

Bacon Jam

modified from Food Wishes

Ingredients:

1/2 pound bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
fresh cracked pepper
dash dried thyme

Bacon Jam:  Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.


Chop the raw bacon roughly and cook, in a large sauce pan, until very crispy.  Remove bacon to paper towels to drain.

Mean while pour off all but about 1 Tsp of the bacon grease and cook the onion, with some salt, in the same sauce pan.  Cook onion at medium heat until very soft.

Chop the cooked bacon more finely and then add it back to the pan with the onions.

Add the maple syrup, vinegar, thyme, pepper, and a splash of water.  Continue cooking until everything is well browned and jam like consistency.

Serve at room temperature with crackers or bread (I had cheese with mine too because I love cheese).  Makes 2 servings.

Enjoy.

Bacon Jam:  Bacon, onions, and maple syrup cooked into a jam.  A great football snack, party snack, or just a snack on your own.



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14 comments:

  1. Laura O|Petite Allergy TreatsSeptember 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Bacon makes everything a little better! This looks like it's perfect an appetizer or great alone. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Night Fever!

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  2. OMGosh that looks so yummy. I agree bacon does make it better!

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  3. BACON jam???? This is something that I could eat all. the. time! Yummy!

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  4. Your Bacon Jam looks so good, I can almost taste it! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. this sounds interesting! I'm definitely going to try this. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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  6. I have wanted to try bacon jam for a very long time and I don't really know what's held me back. Maybe because I'd stuff myself silly on it.
    Thanks for sharing, Joybee!

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  7. I thought the same thing the first time I saw this too. Thanks for stopping by Adrian.

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  8. Thanks for the link party Miz Helen.

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  9. My thoughts exactly, when I first saw this recipe. Thanks Kim.

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  10. Never had it...kinda skeered. I might have to take your word for it and give it a go! Pinning it!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. We hope to see you again there this week. Our party would not be such a growing success without you :)

    Have a great week!

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  11. I was the same way Michelle. I finally made it but a much smaller portion than most recipes I looked at because I didn't wan't to eat too much all by myself.

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