Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bacon Jam Bruschetta

Ingredients for Bacon Jam
  • 1 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 Cup strong brewed coffee
  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Tabasco sauce to taste

1. In a large, heavy bottomed pan, fry the bacon in batches. Remove the bacon from the pan, and pour off all but 1 Tablespoon of the bacon fat. 
2. Turn the pan heat to medium high. Add the onion to the pan and fry until translucent. Add the minced garlic, frying until fragrant.
3. Return the bacon to the pan, along with the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours. Stir occasionally, and add 1/4 cup of water every 25 minutes or so.
4. Once cooked down, puree the jam in a food processor until it reaches your desired consistency.

Bruschetta Ingredients
  • Bacon Jam
  • Baguette, sliced
  • Cream cheese or goat cheese
  • Salad greens
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh salsa topping (fresh tomato, onion and cilantro chopped fine)
Bruschetta Assembly

1. Spread the cream cheese on the baguette slices. Top with bacon jam.

2. Dress the greens with olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste and fresh salsa.

3. Place a small amount on the bread.



  1. This looks like an interesting recipe and I plan to make it for an upcoming party! Is the bacon jam something that can be made ahead? If so how long ahead? Thank you

  2. This is amazing... A local gourmet food store was selling bacon jam (from a company in Seattle, I don't remember its name), but last time I went I didn't see it. Now I can make it on my own!