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Old 12-04-2011, 03:33 PM   #41
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Hey Dawg, is is maple syrup tasting? Does the syrup add much? I've got moloasses and I've got honey, but no maple syrup. To tell the truth, I'm not a big fan of maple syrup's taste anyway. I know you can't really swap one for the other, but I might as well use a flavor I like, right? What do you think?
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:42 PM   #42
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I think go for whatever you like! I saw a similar bacon jam recipe that called for honey. I like maple syrup and happened to have just enough. The biggest caveat I saw was to not overcook the bacon. I also swapped out the cider vinegar with balsamic as that's what I had.

One company sells all sorts of different flavors. Another recipe used pepper bacon. I think you could probably fiddle with any of the ingredients. I'm going to freeze 2 of the little jars and keep one in the fridge.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:54 PM   #43
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Here we go, three of the cutest little 4 oz. jars of bacon jam I've ever made!

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looks fantastic, dawg--similar to, but better than the recipe pic. what does the sriracha do for the jam, add heat--a bite? overall, does the jam wind up more sweet or savory, and is the smoky bacon flavor a really distinct presence?
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Old 12-04-2011, 04:16 PM   #44
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looks fantastic, dawg--similar to, but better than the recipe pic. what does the sriracha do for the jam, add heat--a bite? overall, does the jam wind up more sweet or savory, and is the smoky bacon flavor a really distinct presence?
Thanks Vit! Sriracha adds some of that back of the throat heat, but not at all hot. It's both sweet and savory, with a bit of tartness. I just used standard Kirkland bacon from Costco. I would imagine the flavor would vary depending on the type of bacon used. Your standard blueberry jam it ain't!
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not for your ears, dawg, but i can just imagine putting together a breakfast of scrapple topped with bacon jam, eggs, over easy and garlic bread, topped with more bacon jam. subLIME! (a breakfast for when you don't have to go anywhere after) :)
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:38 PM   #46
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not for your ears, dawg, but i can just imagine putting together a breakfast of scrapple topped with bacon jam, eggs, over easy and garlic bread, topped with more bacon jam. subLIME! (a breakfast for when you don't have to go anywhere after) :)
Just make sure whoever you're gonna be around has the same breakfast!
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #47
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It looks and sounds fantastic. I definitely want to try it!

When you said not to overcook the bacon, what do you mean? Cook to the chewy state or what?
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It looks and sounds fantastic. I definitely want to try it!

When you said not to overcook the bacon, what do you mean? Cook to the chewy state or what?
Not crispy. The recipe says to just cook till the edges brown slightly. Kathleen, I would not eat it this way plain! It was still somewhat flabby. The recipe also never mentioned draining or pouring a bunch of fat into my bacon fat can, but I did anyway.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:02 AM   #49
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hey, i love flabby bacon!

btw, the term i was looking for was rillette. i was thinking that this was like a pork rillette.
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Because we have so much maple syrup (being that we make our own), I always add maple syrup to bacon...it adds a nice top note.
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