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Fig, Caramelized Onion and Bacon Jam

A sweet and savory jam made with figs, caramelized onions, and bacon. Best served on a fried egg sandwich.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, Jam
Servings: 3 cups


  • 10 oz of bacon thick sliced
  • 2 each large onions sliced thin
  • 2 teaspoons roasted garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds crushed
  • 2 cups stewed figs
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic or any mild sweet white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup strong brewed coffee


  • Fry bacon carefully until brown on both sides but NOT too crisp.
  • Add the┬ásliced onions in the bacon fat and cook until caramelized.
  • When the onions are done, add the coarsely chopped bacon back in, and then add in the roasted garlic, smoked paprika, and crushed coriander seeds. Cook for t 2-4 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Put the onion/bacon mix into the food processor and give it 2-4 pulses, just to chop slightly. Return the mix to the pan.
  • Note; If you don't have a food processor, you can rough chop it on a cutting board.
  • Add the well-stewed figs, the vinegar, the sugar, and the coffee.
  • Bring to a low simmer, cover, and cook until thick, about half an hour. The jam will thicken more on cooling.
  • Cool completely in the refrigerator. Store in small airtight containers in the refrigerator. Take out a small amount and allow to come to room temp before using for best flavor.