Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

Photo by Susan M.
Adapted from closetcooking.com

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

Cups

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Adapted from closetcooking.com

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound thick smoked bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

  • 1

    large onion, sliced

  • 4

    cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1/4

    cup cider vinegar

  • 3/4

    cup coffee (brewed)

  • 1/4

    cup brown sugar

  • 1/4

    cup maple syrup

  • 1/4

    cup bourbon

  • 1-2

    chipotle chilis in adobo, chopped

  • 1/2

    teaspoon cumin

  • pepper to taste

Directions

Cook the bacon in a large sauce pan an over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon starts to get crispy and set aside, reserving 1 tablespoon of the grease in the pan. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute. Add the vinegar and deglaze the pan. Add the coffee, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, bacon, chipotle chilies, cumin and pepper, reduce the heat and simmer until reduced to a syrupy consistency, about 1-2 hours. Process the jam in a food processor to smooth it out a bit but not too much as you want to have the texture of the bacon. If you do not finish it all in one sitting, store it in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks. Tip: Chipotles chili peppers in adobo can be hot and everyone has their own preferences for heat. I recommend that you add the chipotles in adobo a bit at a time, taste testing as you go, to bring the heat up to the point where it is a nice undertone without overwhelming. Tip: I prefer the bacon jam warm so I take out what I need and give it a few seconds in the microwave before using it.

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