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Bacon Jam


2 pounds bacon, diced

1 pound brown sugar

1 cup sherry vinegar

1 ½ tablespoons thyme

1 ½ tablespoons fresh sage

½ tablespoon chili flakes


  1. Render bacon, but do not crisp.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to pan and reduce by a third. Slightly cool to room temperature then purée until smooth in a blender, adding water if needed.
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