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Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

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My recipe for bacon jam is one that has quickly become a favorite around here. Served over Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages for the perfect bite of deliciousness. I received complimentary coupons from Al Fresco in exchange for this post.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Anyone who knows me, knows my love of all things bacon related. So WHY did it take me SO long to make this amazing bacon jam?

When you create foods like this and keep them stored in your refrigerator, then it makes it SO easy to create a weeknight meal like my Bacon Jam served over delicious Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

The reason I love the Al Fresco chicken sausages is because these sausages are fully cooked and only take minutes to make.

I serve these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are so versatile and can be eaten alone, or in a dish like this one I recently prepared.

How to Make Bacon Jam

Making bacon jam is so easy. It is basically bacon and onions, cooked down and carmelized. Of course, you have to start with bacon 🙂

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

While the bacon is cooking (you can do this in the oven, on the grill, or on the stove top) grab your onions and start letting them cook down.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Just a good rough chop will work or you can even slice them — whatever is easiest for you. As they cook down, take your bacon out of the oven and TRY really hard not to eat any of it. Bet you can't do it!

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Now, you are going to rough chop your bacon. At this point, you can still a bite or two, but not too much because you are going to need all that bacon goodness to go into your onions in a bit.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Now, mix together your seasonings and spices, your chopped bacon and your cooked onions into the pan and let it cook down until everything is browned and delicious looking.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Now, a lot of people like to leave their bacon jam chunky with big bits of onion, but not me. I take mine and throw it into the food processor and chop it down until it is more jam consistency.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Then I throw it back into the pan and let it cook down even more until it is completely jam consistency. Then I store in a little bowl in the refrigerator for those days I want a delicious touch to my sandwiches.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

When I do this, it means I can have a meal on the table in less than 15 minutes, because it only takes 7-9 minutes for those Al Fresco Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages to brown up.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

When you serve this bacon jam over those sausages, your mouth will sing praises! NO JOKE! I love that these sausages can be made in a skillet, on the grill, or in the oven.

These are perfect for those hectic nights when the temperatures are raging and you don't want to heat your kitchen up.

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

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Yield: 1 half pint

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

Bacon Jam over Sweet Apple Chicken Sausages

This bacon jam goes great on crackers, over sausages hot dogs and more.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds bacon, raw, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 large yellow onions, diced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place bacon in a 350 degree oven and cook until done, about 10-15 minutes. Drain fat off and chop bacon into a rough chop.
  2. Save the drained fat.
  3. Add 2 tsp of bacon fat and butter to pot and return to medium heat. Add onion and salt, then saute for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. While onions saute, add cooled bacon to a cutting board, and run through with a chef's knife to reduce the size even further.
  5. To onion mixture, add brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, dried thyme, black pepper and pinch of cayenne. Add bacon back in to pot and stir.
  6. Add water and cook for 10-15 minutes until the mixture is "brick-brown" in color and thick.
  7. Add olive oil and balsamic vinegar, stir well.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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Betty P

Sunday 8th of October 2017

Can't wait to make this. How long do you think it would last in the refrigerator?

Jennifer Sikora

Friday 10th of November 2017

I think about 1 week to 2 weeks. With having cooked bacon in it I would not use it past 2 weeks.

Heather

Thursday 24th of August 2017

Oh my gosh! I know bacon comes in tons of ways, but I've never even thought of bacon jam. You're rocking my world with this one!

uprunforlife

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Bacon jam...this sounds so tasty. I had no clue that you could make a jam using bacon. I love bacon but it is always a pain to cook.

Lisa | Garlic & Zest

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

That bacon jam is over-the-top! I've had store-bought bacon jam before and it's good, but homemade sounds even better. I'm thinking this would make a BOMB grilled cheese! Of course, it sounds fabulous on that sausage too. Very nicely done!

Jennifer Sikora

Thursday 24th of August 2017

On a grilled cheese would be amazing!

Gabriel Bregg

Wednesday 23rd of August 2017

Anything bacon based has to be good, right? Adding that to the chicken sausage would be amazing.

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