It's Day 2 of #Apple Week and I had to share another recipe today because it is Johnny Appleseed's Birthday! How perfect is that! I thought it would also be a perfect day to share a recipe that highlighted the delicious Honeycrisp Apples I received from Rainier Fruit. Honeycrisp apples are one of my favorite varieties of apples because they are perfect for baking and cooking, as well as eating raw. They are a great universal apple with a sweet, yet tart flavor, and they were a perfect addition to my Bacon Jam!
Apple Bacon Jam
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbsp Hot Sauce
1 1/2 cups Apple Cider
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Cut bacon into 1" slices and cook in frying pan until lightly browned and beginning to crisp, around 20 minutes. Take bacon out of pan and add chopped onion in bacon fat. Fry til soft, around 5 minutes.
Transfer the bacon and onion to a pot and add the chopped apples, brown sugar, hot sauce, 1 cup apple cider, vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 1 1/2 hours adding 1/4 cup of apple cider every 30 minutes and stir. After the mixture has become syrupy, let it cool for 15 minutes and place in food processor and blend to a "jam" texture.
Refrigerate in airtight container.
This Apple Bacon Jam is perfect for entertaining, tailgating, and holidays. It is so versatile that I'm sure you can come up with even more ideas and ways to use it. What would you like to serve the Apple Bacon Jam with? Remember to Comment for a Cause!
Be sure to sign up for the #AppleWeek Giveaway and check out the other great recipes being shared today below!
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