strawberry bacon jam

strawberry bacon jam

sweet spreadable strawberry jam with crispy bacon pieces

Bacon. Strawberries… in a jam? Sounds good to me!

We all know the flavour of bacon. It’s salty and smokey with a hint of sweetness that comes from the curing process involving granulated sugars and liquids such as maple syrup. Jams of course are typically sweet. This particular jam is naturally sweetened by coconut sugar, maple syrup and strawberries. These ingredients work to even the salty and sweet balance when mixed with the bacon.

The uses of this strawberry bacon jam are endless… on toast, crackers, in burgers, stirfrys, as a condiment for meats, the list goes on.

ingredients

  • 500g cooked crispy bacon, diced (you can find our smoked maple bacon recipe here)
  • 500g strawberries, leaves/stems removed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup (40g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

stove top directions

  1. Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a medium sized saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 25 minutes.
  3. Store in a sterilized jar or an air tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Thermomix directions

  1. Place strawberries in TM bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5.
  2. Add all other ingredients to TM bowl and set on 100 degrees for 20 minutes on speed 1.
  3. Store in a sterilized jar or an air tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Enjoy!

For a more spicy jam check out our thai chilli jam.