Yo! This business is totally my jam!
Bourbon, peaches, figs, and bacon? Um….. YES PLEASE!
I’ve missed my old friends of a party of peaches, bacon, figs, and bourbon. Where have you been my lovelies? You know how it is when you get together with a friend you think about a lot and missed for a while? We did that. Me and Lauren. We totally went out for drinks and had a bunch of catching up to do.
Lauren has absolutely nothing to do with baccon, peaches, or bacon jam – but maybe something to do with bourbon or booze….
But like these old friends, girl, I heart you!
P.S. I’m so glad we sort of got everything up to speed. I’ll forgive you for leaving me so lonely because you totally had a baby, but I missed you and I’m glad you’re back in my life!
Fig Peach Bourbon Bacon Jam
- 22 ounces bacon cut crosswise into 1 inch pieces
- 2 shallots thinly sliced
- 6 garlic cloves minced
- 6 figs cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 3 peaches pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/3 cup bourbon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup sherry vinegar
- 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, add half the bacon and cook until brown, remove and drain on paper towel
Carefully drain the grease out of the pan
Repeat with the rest of the bacon but reserve at least 2 tablespoons of bacon grease
Add shallots, garlic, figs, and peaches to the bacon grease pan and cook until onions are translucent - about 5 minutes
Add chili powder, ginger, and mustard and cook another 1-2 minutes
Add bourbon and maple syrup and increase the heat to medium high, scrape up any brown bits and bring to a boil
Add vinegar and brown sugar and bring to a boil again
Add reserved bacon back to the pan
Reduce heat to low and cook until liquid looks like a thick glaze - about 10-15 minutes
Remove from heat, cool until warm, and transfer to a food processor
Pulse mixture several times until it resembles a chunky jam or reaches a texture according to personal preferences
Adapted from Martha
Emanuele @ guyslovecooking
We often take different paths, that’s how life is. But it is great to come back together at times, it reminds us of the good old days, and that some friends are really forever.
You speak the truth Emanuele!
You are the jam;-) I am so happy to be friends with such a talented lady!!!
Awww – you know I love ya more ‘n my luggage, girl!
David @ Spiced
Haha! It’s awesome when you get to reconnect with old friends. Plus, she had a baby. That’s a legit excuse. Also, this jam is like beyond legit. All of these flavors are making my mouth water this morning! Save me a spoonful!
It’s true! She totally had a baby and for that I will also say that’s a legit excuse. I, on the other hand, have no excuses. 🙂
Medha @ Whisk & Shout
This looks amazing and I love figs and the flavors here 🙂
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
You should name this crack rock jam because with ALL the deliciousness you’ve got “jammed” into this, I’m not going to be able to contain myself!!! This jam is speaking my language and I totally want to smother EVERYTHING with this jam. Hello on a burger???? So happening!! I’m so lucky you are soon going to kinda sorta be my neighbor! I can come steal all your scrumptious goodies (and beer!)! Cheers to THAT!
Crack rock jam! Dang! Why in tarnation didn’t I think of that?!?! OMG that would make a hella good burger! Woo hoo! Chris and I better get busy brewing some beer for you! Cheers to YOU!
Katalina@ Peas and Peonies
If I would have to choose a jam to put on my toast for the rest of my life this would be it, except I would probably skip the toast and just eat it by spoon.
Girl, I love the way you think!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
Oh I love the sound of this jam! Bourbon and bacon are perfect together, but add in some figs and peaches and wow! Sounds so delish!
Oh, it is, my friend. It totally is. Thanks!
Savita @ ChefDeHome
This jam sounds so tempting, Rachelle! Love the use of Bourbon!
Thanks Savita! Bourbon and bacon make everything better, right?
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
That looks absolutely incredible! Okay, hand me a cheese board and a big bowl of this and I would be totally happy. I haven’t made jam in such a long time, but it needs to be done.
Yes! That sounds delicious! Thanks Dannii!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Wow! What a combination!!! Is this a breakfast on toast kind of jam? Or do you use it as an appetizer along with a drink?
I love both of those ideas, Kathy! We like it on roasted vegetables too.
I love figs, but don’t buy them very often! This jam looks so good! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Mira! I don’t actually buy them very often either, but when I do I kind of go crazy.
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
So nice that you reconnected with your old friend, it must have been so nice catching up 🙂 Love all the goodies you packed into this jam, sounds amazing!
It was great to catch up with my bud! Thanks Kelly!
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
Ooohhhh man this looks good. I love stuff like this – totally making!
Do it, girl!
LIndsey @ American Heritage Cooking
Yay for rekindling friendships with old friends and for insane jam flavors! You are my jam! Love this!!!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
This jam looks amazingly delish! Figs and the flavors are just so YUM! 🙂