Bacon + Onion + Apple Jam

By The Hungry Leopard
January 7, 2016
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Author Notes: Half savory, half sweet and a touch of heat. Perfect spread on an english muffin or bagel with a little cream cheese, served with whipped goat cheese on crostini, baked in phyllo on top of brie (OMG!), mixed in my baked potato , tossed in with sautéed green beans, spread on many uses!
Adapted from Martha Stewart
The Hungry Leopard

Makes: approximately 8-9 cups

  • 1.5 pounds bacon
  • 2 sweet onions, diced
  • 2 Gala apples, diced
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2-3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup REAL maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  1. Fry up your bacon in a big ole skillet. *I like to pop it in a cold oven and then turn it up to 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes. Perfect bacon overtime but don’t forget to lay some tin foil down first!
  2. Sauté those onions until translucent. Leave about a TBS of bacon grease in skillet or pour some in from your oven pan.
  3. Add garlic and apples to onions. Sauté about 5-8 minutes, until apples are “softish.”
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to the pan and bring to a boil.
  5. Turn down to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes to an 1 hour. Everything will caramelize and meld together. You want it to be thick and gooey!
  6. Optional step: I threw mine in the food processor after I took that last photo and gave it a few pulses until it reached the consistency I wanted. A blender would work, too!
  7. EAT and ENJOY! Will keep in refrigerator for approximately 3 weeks.

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