Bacon + Apple Jam

Apples and bacon are slow simmered in sugar and apple juice to create this sweet, and savory Bacon + Apple Jam. Ready to eat. Use as a topping on meats and cheeses or in recipes to add a sweet and savory element to dishes. Top it on burgers, use it to create an incredible baked brie, or spread it on a BLT!


Bacon Apple Turnovers

2 tablespoons lemon juice 4 cups water
4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced 
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup F+F Bacon & Apple Jam 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
¼ cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 400°. 

1. Combine the lemon and 4 cups water in a large bowl. 
2. Place the sliced apples in the water to keep them from browning.
3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. 
4. Drain water from apples, and place them into the hot skillet. 
5. Cook and stir for about 2 minutes. 
6. Add in F+F Bacon & Apple Jam and cinnamon, and cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. 
7. In a bowl, stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water. 
8.Pour into the skillet, and mix well. Cook for another minute, or until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat to cool slightly.

Unfold puff pastry sheets and repair any cracks by pressing them back together. Trim each sheet into a square. Then cut each larger square into 4 smaller squares. Spoon apples onto the center of each square. Fold over from corner to corner into a triangle shape, and press edges together to seal. Brush beaten egg over the top of each turnover, and 
sprinkle with white sugar before baking. Place turnovers on a baking sheet, leaving about 1 inch between them. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until turnovers are puffed and lightly browned.


Bacon Apple Thumbprint Cookies

¾ cup butter, softened
½ cup white sugar 2 egg yolks
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup F+F Bacon & Apple Jam

Preheat oven to 375°. 

1.	In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar and egg yolks. 
2.	Mix in flour a little bit at a time until a soft dough forms. 
3.	Roll dough into 1 inch balls. If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes. 
4.	Place balls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. 
5.	Use your finger or an instrument of similar size to make a well in the center of each cookie. Fill the hole with 1/2 teaspoon of F+F Bacon & Apple jam.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from cookie sheet to cool on wire racks.


Stuffed Apple Bake

SERVINGS: 4-8 servings 
COOK TIME: 30 minutes 

1 can of F+F Bacon + Apple Jam
4 Apples Cored Out 
2 Puff Pastry Sheets 
1 cup Dates 
8 tablespoons Butter 

4 Egg Yolks
3 tablespoon Milk 
Coarse Finishing Sugar 

1.	Core out 4 apples by slicing off the top and carefully removing the center with a knife and spoon,
	removing about 3-4 tablespoons of the center so it’s ready to fill.
2.	Mix chopped dates, butter, F+F Bacon + Apple jam in a bowl.
3.	Fill up each apple with the jam mixture and set aside.
4.	Cut 4 squares of puff pastry that will encompass each entire apple.
5.	Wrap the puff pastry around each apple, closing the top and all openings that show any of the apple.
6.	Brush each puff pastry with egg wash and top with coarse sugar.
7.	Bake at 350°F for 20-30 minutes or until brown.
8.	Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.