Hey there strong people!
This recipe was created because our friends brought over a bag full of deliciously ripe figs. IT’S FIG SEASON! I love figs. Bacon covered figs, LOVE. Goat cheese stuffed figs, LOVE. Fig pizza with prosciutto, LOVE. Alright, you get the point. These little guys are simply amazing.
I have made bacon wrapped figs so I thought, you know what sounds good? Bacon-fig jam! The sweet and savory flavors just go so well together. Spread over gluten-free toast, fried plantains, pancakes, or anything you come up with!
- 1lb. figs (2 1/2 cups chopped)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup honey (opt.)
- 1TBSP balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp lemon juice (1/4 lemon wedge)
- dash of sea salt
- splash of orange juice (1-2 TBSP)
- 6 pieces of thick bacon
In a sauce pan or dutch oven, throw in all of the ingredients and set aside (no heat yet).
While the fruit is marinating, cook the bacon.
Set the bacon aside to cool.
Over medium high heat, bring the fig-maple syrup mixture to a boil.
Chop the bacon into small pieces and add them to the mixture.
Lower the heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick aka jam-y.
Let it cool and transfer the jam into mason jars.
Refrigerate once it is cooled.
Omit the honey for a slightly less sweet jam. Serve on top of whatever you come up with! Gluten free bread, plantains, pork chops, etc!