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Has anyone made bacon jam?

I've seen recipes with garlic and some that were a little sweeter. Has anyone done this? How was it?

Here is one recipe I was considering.

http://www.notquitenigella.com/2009/1...

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  1. I made this one a while back and was very happy with it:

    http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/200...

    I especially love a grilled peanut butter and bacon jam sandwich. And you've just reminded me that I've got 2 pounds of supermarket bacon in the fridge that's earmarked for another batch.

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    1. re: Krislady

      I made this recipe tonight with two chipotles (instead of the suggested FOUR) and it's SPICY. Good though. I also subbed cocoa powder and a touch of Splenda for the chocolate called for. There is no coffee taste to the finished product IMO - it's just spicy, smoky and bacony. Yum. Definitely interested to try one of the bourbon versions mentioned below though!

      1. re: biondanonima

        bion, thanks for checking back. Have you given any thought to how you plan to use the bacon jam? I'm always interested in new ways to use it.

        1. re: HillJ

          I just folded a spoonful into my omelet this morning - SO delicious! I think it will be great with any type of egg dish. I'm also planning to use it as a burger condiment and try stirring it into sour cream/mayo to make a vegetable/chip dip. Would be great in queso too, or stirred into mac and cheese. I was also considering adding it to ganache and making truffles, although that may take some tinkering.

          1. re: biondanonima

            Oh they all sound good...although the truffles...not so much (mostly because of texture). However, if you made turtles (chocolate, caramel, nuts) and added the bacon jam I have a feeling it would be very interesting.

          2. re: HillJ

            I first heard of this when a local burger joint put some on one of their daily special burgers - I think it was a cheeseburger with caramelized onions and bacon jam. My roommate nearly died when he tasted it (I did not), so I just made my first batch of jam Wednesday for his birthday this weekend.

        2. re: Krislady

          Oh! My! God! That link you posted has a link on it to a recipe for... drum roll please... Chipotle Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon! I think I've just found the world's most perfect food. I am SO making that this weekend!

          http://homesicktexan.blogspot.com/201...

        3. The bacon jam recipe appeals to me on many levels, as does the homesicktexan recipe. I'l have to give one of them a try.

          I recently saw, but don't remember where online, a recipe for bacon and habanero infused vodka, which would make an excellent cocktail base, to go along with assorted cheeses, good bread and bacon jam.

          1. I haven't tried it, but here is a recipe from Top Chef (Kevin Gillespie). It looked good, didn't take too long, and the judges oohed and ahhed over it.

            http://www.bravotv.com/foodies/recipe...

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              1. 2 questions--both the Nigella & texan recipes call for 1 cup of coffee. I hate coffee (I know) --since that is a lot of liquid to just 'leave out'--do you think I could sub chicken broth? Or any other ideas? Also, how long will this keep in the fridge?

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                1. re: sparkareno

                  I think you could even use water instead of coffee but... there really is no coffee tasted to speak of with just a cup.

                  1. re: Saint Elk

                    There is neither water or coffee in the bacon jam I made. Bourbon and you slow cook the batch for a good six hours.