I love figs, especially at Christmas. Here is a decadent, jam that is perfect for pork entrees or as an appetizer. My Husband eats it alone on crackers. Enjoy! Let me know if you served and how you used it!
- 1 lb fresh figs , chopped in quarters
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup bourbon
- 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp. ginger
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- Salt if needed
- Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Fry bacon in batches slightly browned, but not crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside. Reserve some of the bacon grease, leaving about 2 tablespoons in the pot.
- Add the onion and garlic to bacon grease and sauté until the onions begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the figs and all the remaining ingredients, except the cooked bacon. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn down the heat to maintain a low simmer for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- Allow the jam to cool slightly. Then transfer to a food processor. Blitz briefly to break down any large pieces. It should still have a bit of texture.
- Rough chop the bacon and add to the jam, stirring to incorporate.
As a sauce with pork
Top a crostini with goat cheese and a dollop of the jam for the perfect appetizer!
Will store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.