Your life is about to get much better. You’re welcome.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium sweet onion, fine diced
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon maple extract
- 3 tablespoons molasses
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- 1 cup high-quality, large bacon bits or 1 cup home-cooked bacon, crumbled
Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion. Cook onion until translucent. Add minced garlic, stirring occasionally.
Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Cook down over medium heat for about 5 minutes. After it cools, the liquid portion will become a thick sauce.
This jam is a perfect addition to various recipes like atop a burger or in these brussel sprouts. It is especially fantastic on olive oil-coated, oven-toasted French bread as a bruschetta appetizer as shown.
Make this as hostess gifts for all of your holiday parties, and you will be invited back every year. Unless, of course, you over do the martinis. That, I cannot help you with. But there will always be bacon jam.