Bacon Jam1

Bacon Jam


Here’s a recipe that any dad would love! It’s jam made with bacon. We like to spread it on a baguette slice topped with sharp white cheddar, but it’s also perfect for hamburgers. What dad wouldn’t love that?  

Bacon Jam
A sweet and savory jam made with bacon!
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  1. 1 1/2 pounds sliced bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
  2. 2 cups finely chopped shallots
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  4. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  5. 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  7. 1/2 cup bourbon
  8. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  9. 1/3 cup sherry vinegar
  10. 1/3 cup packed light-brown sugar
  1. Spread half of the bacon in a single layer in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until browned, about 20 minutes.
  2. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  3. Remove fat and clean pan.
  4. Cook remaining bacon, reserving browned bits and 1 tablespoon fat in the pan.
  5. Add shallots and garlic to pan and cook over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add chili powder, ginger, and mustard and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  7. Increase heat to high; add bourbon and maple syrup.
  8. Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits.
  9. Add vinegar and brown sugar and return to a boil.
  10. Add reserved bacon and reduce heat to low.
  11. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid reduces to a thick glaze, about 10 minutes.
  12. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until it has the consistency of a chunky jam.
  13. Refrigerate in an airtight container at least 1 hour and up to 4 weeks.
Cafe Carol

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