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spiced rum and maple bacon jam

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

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!

★★★★★ 1
serves makes 1 half pint
prep time 5 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spiced rum and maple bacon jam

  • 4 slice
    bacon, thick sliced hardwood smoked and sugar cured
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 1
    serrano pepper, chopped - if you want it less spicy seed it first
  • 1/2 c
    hot coffee
  • 2 tsp
    powdered carmel marrchiato creamer - i used nestle
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    spiced rum - i used captain morgan's
  • 2 Tbsp
    maple syrup - i used uncle lukes
  • 1 tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c

How To Make spiced rum and maple bacon jam

  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    Spoon into a container and refrigerate.