Sweet Bacon Tomato Jam

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SERVINGS
4
PREP TIME
15
MIN
COOK TIME
1
HR
30
MIN
TOTAL TIME
1
HR
45
MIN
DIFFICULTY
Easy
  • 6 slices Farmer John® Thick Cut Bacon, chopped*
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 5 minutes or until skins release. Remove, cool and peel. DISCARD SKINS, remove seeds and chop.
  2. In large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat cook bacon until crisp-cooked. Remove from skillet; set aside. Remove all but 1 tablespoon drippings.
  3. In same skillet add onion and jalapeno and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  4. In medium sauce pot add tomatoes (drain off any excess tomato water), bacon, onion mixture, maple syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper.
  5. Cook partially covered over low heat 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until slightly reduced. Remove cover and cook 30 minutes or until thickened. Cool.
  6. Refrigerate in airtight container until ready to use.
  7. Serve with crackers, sliced bread, great addition to a cheese board, and perfect as a spread on sandwiches too!
*Also terrific with Farmer John® Classic Or Center Cut Bacon.