Cook bacon in a 3-quart saucepan over medium heat 9 to 12 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Remove bacon using a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels.
One taste of this savory jam made with fresh red cherries and salty bacon, and you'll want to put it on everything! Serve as a condiment on a charcuterie board or as a sandwich spread. Really, the possibilities are endless!
Servings and Ingredients
|8 slice(s) Applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces|
|1 large yellow onion, chopped|
|1 lbs. fresh red cherries, pitted and chopped|
|1 ¼ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar|
|½ c. Gustare Vita red wine vinegar|
|1 ½ tsp. orange zest|
|¼ c. fresh orange juice|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper|
Things To Grab
- 3-quart saucepan
- Slotted spoon
- Paper towels
- Kitchen thermometer
- 1/2-pint canning jars or heat-resistant containers
Add onion to drippings in saucepan. Cook over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until softened, stirring frequently. Stir in cherries, sugar, vinegar, orange juice, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture thickens and reaches 215 degrees, stirring occasionally. Jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
Stir in bacon and orange zest. Spoon into 3 (1/2-pint each) canning jars or heat-resistant containers. Cool completely. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 5mg
- Sodium: 70mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 1g
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