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Old 03-07-2024, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I received a jar of this from my mom. She got it online. I tasted a spoonful and I did not like it. Overly sweet.
I thought it would be less sweet and more savory. I love bacon but this jam is not for me. In my mind I thought it would be more like a tomato based product with bacon in it.
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Old 03-07-2024, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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Thanks doing a taste test! I looked at a jar at the store last week but passed due to the amount of sugar shown on the label. I didn't realize it was so sweet - I expected a more savory flavor, too. Tomato based with bacon sounds yummy. Maybe you're on to something!
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Old 03-08-2024, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I saw a recipe online and might try it.
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Old 03-08-2024, 12:21 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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I had that on a burger at a local restaurant and decided to experiment, and ended up doing pretty well with it.

I didn't really measure anything, but used chopped caramelized onions, chopped garlic, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and a little bit of cayenne pepper. When I added the brown sugar I tasted and added more until it was sweet enough but not too sweet. After it came together in the small pot I hit it with the immersion blender.
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Old 03-08-2024, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I had that on a burger at a local restaurant and decided to experiment, and ended up doing pretty well with it.

I didn't really measure anything, but used chopped caramelized onions, chopped garlic, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and a little bit of cayenne pepper. When I added the brown sugar I tasted and added more until it was sweet enough but not too sweet. After it came together in the small pot I hit it with the immersion blender.
This sounds similar to the recipe I found online. The jar I have at home tastes like pure sugar, I cannot even taste the bacon.
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Old 03-08-2024, 02:40 PM
 
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I received a jar of this from my mom. She got it online. I tasted a spoonful and I did not like it. Overly sweet.
I thought it would be less sweet and more savory. I love bacon but this jam is not for me. In my mind I thought it would be more like a tomato based product with bacon in it.
I've had bacon jam. Not my cup of tea but it might make a good 'baste' for a ham.

We make tomato jam. Not overly sweet and great on onion, garlic or everything bagels.
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Old 03-08-2024, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I've had bacon jam. Not my cup of tea but it might make a good 'baste' for a ham.

We make tomato jam. Not overly sweet and great on onion, garlic or everything bagels.
Maybe I can make tomato jam and add bacon
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Old 03-08-2024, 04:17 PM
 
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Maybe I can make tomato jam and add bacon
That could work. Just be sure to use fresh bacon and chop small, cook until nice and crispy. Any uncooked fat can make it nasty. I wouldn't use the packaged bacon bits.
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Old 03-08-2024, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Placer County
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Maybe I can make tomato jam and add bacon
Now that sounds good! Let us know how it goes - I could be persuaded to make some if it works out for you.
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Old 03-09-2024, 07:59 AM
 
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I do not mess with bacon. It is simply bacon:>)
Onion jam I leave chunky and add some heat to it.
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