Bacon Jam

I shared this link on Facebook yesterday, but it would be such a good addition to any New Year’s Eve party that I thought I’d share it here too.
I know I’ve spoken quite a bit about being at least a partial vegetarian (I was vegetarian/vegan for almost half of my life), but that has flown out the window in recent years, so when it came time to plan my husband’s 40th birthday bash a few weeks ago, the menu was very meat-centered. It’s a well-known fact that men love all things bacon (*wink*), so when I spotted this recipe for bacon jam in the winter edition of Edible Vancouver Magazine, I knew I had to give it a try.

This “jam” is a slow-cooked combination of bacon, caramelized onions, coffee, and maple syrup; it’s not exactly your typical scone topping, but it’s a fantastic addition to a holiday cheese board, and the very notion of a jam made with bacon turned out to be a great conversation starter.
I served it alongside a baguette and some freshly picked arugula. I think it would also be great with an aged cheddar, and can’t wait to try it in a grilled cheese sandwich.
Wishing you and yours all the best in the new year!

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