I've tried lots of recipes for bacon jam - they are everywhere now. But I wanted one that had more of a kick to it. This is out of this world! I have an appetizer "Bacon Jam and Gorgonzola" that uses this jam. Give this a try. It is easy and doesn't last long. If you like sweet, spicy, and savory this could be the bacon jam for you!
On a baking sheet with raised edges. Place 4 strips of bacon. Place in oven then turn to 325 degrees. Place bacon in a cold oven actually prevents it from curling up. Bake until crisp about 20 minutes.
After bacon is done. Measure 1 tablespoon of bacon grease and add to a medium saucepan. Add onions and cook until translucent on medium heat. Add garlic and serrano pepper and cook 2 minutes more.
Add coffee mixed with creamer, vinegar, rum, maple syrup and cumin. Reduce heat to low and cook 20 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch to 1/4 cup water and mix well. Add to simmering syrup until thickened like pudding.
Allow this syrup to cool and add to a food processor. Break up bacon and add to food processor with syrup. Pulse until fine but still has texture.