A year ago, my husband and I were surfing the Internet when we came across date ideas & activities you could do for a non-traditional Valentines Day. It focused on what to do that was man-friendly instead of the holiday being woman-centric. Needless to say, my husband thought it was pretty rad. There were great outing suggestions such as take him to a shooting range, an action movie. One of the other suggestions was to make bacon roses and bacon jam. I was a little leery at the calorie content and also how much bacon it would take. We never really got around to trying it out!
Through a hiking conversation that Jax and I had, I came to realize she had also read the same article. We were determined this year to put together a bacon jam that would be worthy of both of our hardworking spouses. Being that we are Canadian, we thought we’d give it a little Canadiana twist with maple syrup and a little touch of Ontario vino (a nod to both of our boys who are from there).
The results are delicious and make a terrific gift this holiday season.
Canadian Crock Pot Bacon Jam
- 1 large white sweet onion
- 2 lbs bacon
- 1 cup Malbec Wine
- 1 cup Maple Syrup
- 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
Saute onions in frying pan, set aside.
Cook bacon until crisp in frying pan.
Combine all ingredients into crockpot.
Cook on HIGH for 6-7 hours until bacon caramelizes.
Put in 2 - 250ml mason jars, seal and refrigerate until eating.
Try it on toast points, crackers or as a relish on your burger.
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.