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Bacon Jam Crostinis
Author: Jackie
The Incredible Edible Bacon Jam
  • 1 pound of bacon , chopped into 1 inch squares
  • 2 shallots , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely diced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup strongly brewed coffee
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoon water
  1. In a heated skillet, cook bacon squares to a crisp, remove bacon from pan and reserve the grease.
  2. Saute the garlic and shallots in the bacon grease until soft.
  3. Add brown sugar, coffee, vinegar and syrup to the onions and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes. Add bacon chunks, pepper flakes and water and stir gently.
  4. Simmer, on low, for about 35 minutes stirring often, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is syrup-y.
  5. Place the entire mixture into a food processor and pulse a few times until it reaches the consistency of chunky jam.
  6. This recipe makes about 2 cups.