Showing posts with label jam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jam. Show all posts

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Lemon Curd

Winter, Citrus, Delight!  I love anything lemon!  It is so refreshing...the tart beauty..the brilliant color.  It sings a promise of sunshine and warmth of days to come.  Ahhh.....huge smile!  Enjoy the Lemon Curd.  I'm going to make an abundance of it and freeze.  

Check below for 6 Minute Microwave Lemon Curd.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pineapple Bacon Jam

Yep, you read it right!  Pineapple Bacon Jam with fresh pineapple and caramelized onions...........YUMMO!!!!   My oldest is taking FCAT tests this week and I wanted to make him some of his favorite foods during the week to reward him for doing an amazing job as well as comfort him.  Y'all know how food is a comforter, soother and just an all around warmth, when things are a little It's his first "big" tests and he is very nervous about taking them.  This is one he doesn't get very often at all but really loves.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sausage and Peach Jam

This is similar to my Bacon Jam.  Although mine is not very ... jammy, it has a delicious taste and sits nicely on a toasted biscuit, english muffin, toast or even a hamburger if you so desire.  :D


Sausage and Peach Jam
makes 2 1/2 cups

1 lb of Smoked Sausage, I used Kielbasa because that is what I had
1 medium to large Sweet Onion
1 1/2 cups Peaches, diced
1 cup of Coca Cola*
1  cup of Water*
1/2 cup of sugar*
2 teaspoons of Minced Garlic, I used the jarred minced garlic in olive oil
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco Sauce

Cut sausage into thin quatered pieces. Cook to render fat.  Pour off fat and wipe fat out of skillet with a paper towel.  Blot sausage.
Dice onion into small pieces and add to skillet.  Cook until carmelized.
Add garlic, salt, pepper, tabasco sauce and coca cola. 
Cook until most of the coca cola has reduced. 
Boil water and remove from heat.  Add sugar and stir to dissolve.  Add to skillet along with peaches. 
Cook until most of the liquid has reduced. 
Enjoy!
*note.. you can substitue a large can of peaches for the water, sugar and peaches*



Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bacon Jam

This is the greatest!  The best of all tastes...Sweet, Salty and Spicy .  A burst of UMMM in your mouth as you take a bite.  My Dear Friend Sandi H. talked about Bacon Jam on her Facebook yesterday and you know I just had to try it.  :D  I changed it around by using the sweetened juice from frozen nectarines I put up recently. 

Fruity Bacon Jam

Ingredients:

1 lb of bacon
1-2 Tbsp of bacon grease
1 medium to large onion (I used vidalia)
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
3/4 - 1 cup of coffee (I used 3/4 because that was what I had leftover)
1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups of syrup from frozen, or canned, peaches or nectarines. 
I used the juice from frozen nectarines but heavy syrup from a large can of peaches would work really well.   
1 to 1 1/2 cups diced fruit, or whatever you have, if desired.
1/4 to 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper 
1/2 tsp of kosher salt (you may need more depending on how salty your bacon is) 

I looked at several different recipes and they all called for maple syrup and brown sugar instead of the juice.  I wanted a different taste.  Mine wasn't very "jammy" but did hold together well.  

Cook bacon until done but not crisp.  I did mine in the microwave.

While the bacon is cooking put 1 tbsp of bacon grease in a skillet and saute onions until caramelized.  Add more bacon grease if necessary.  Do Not throw away the remaining Bacon Grease!  Save in a container, in the refrigerator to season with.   Put a Huge sign on it for your husband to Leave It Alone!  Mine threw my precious Bacon Grease Away!  But that is another story.   :D  

Add minced garlic, salt and pepper.  Pour in juice, coffee and bacon cut in small pieces.  Add some of the fruit if you want.  I did with Sausage jam I made and it was Wonderful Also!  

Cook until the liquid has thickened.  Mine didn't get very thick.  I got tired of standing at the stove so I put my Bacon Jam in a glass bowl and microwaved for 3 minutes...stirring every 30 seconds.  My microwave is 1100 watts.

We had our Fruity Bacon Jam on hamburgers.  YUM!


This is what was left after we made burgers.


My oldest son's Burger with Fruity Bacon Jam

What do you think? 

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