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Bacon Jam and Raspberry Compote
Recipe credit: Chef Matt Dean Pettit for duBreton Certified Humane® and Organic Pork
Prep time: 20-25 minutes
Cook Time: 18-20 minutes
1 lb (454 g) duBreton Smoked Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium Spanish onion, finely diced
1/2 cup (120mL / 113 g) brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup (120 mL) brewed coffee, black
1 tsp. (5mL / 4-1/4 g) fresh thyme, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. (30mL) maple syrup
2 Tbsp. (30mL) balsamic vinegar
1-1/2 cups (350mL / 200 g) raspberries, fresh or frozen
1 Tbsp. (15mL) white sugar
1 tsp (5mL / 4-1/4 g) cinnamon
1/2 tsp. (2-1/2 mL / 2-1/8 g) clove
1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium to high heat for 15-18 minutes or until bacon is crisp and brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove bacon from the pan and place onto a paper lined plate to absorb excess grease. If required, drain off excess fat, leaving approximately 2 Tbsp. (30mL) In the pan. Add onions and continue cooking over medium to high heat for 3-5 minutes or until onions are soft and translucent. Add sugar, coffee, thyme, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.
2. Return bacon to pan and mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 to 1.5 hours or until the mixture is the consistency of thick syrup. Set aside and let cool.
3. Meanwhile, prepare the raspberry compote. Using a small saucepan over medium to high heat, cook raspberries, sugar, cinnamon, and clove for 8-10 minutes, stirring well until berries are muddled.
3. Pour bacon mixture into a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth and paste-like.
This versatile recipe can be used as a topping or spread for anything you can imagine. DuBreton recommends serving it with croissants or crackers, as a topping for pancakes, a heated wheel of brie cheese or cheesecake, or even as filling for turnovers or in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. The options are endless!
This recipe is made using duBreton’s organic bacon. All of duBreton’s bacon has generous, thick and meaty slices and is naturally smoked, with no added nitrites or nitrates.
In addition to great-tasting bacon, duBreton offers a full line of ethically produced Organic (green label) and Certified Humane (blue label) products using pork sourced from family farms in Ontario and Quebec. The pigs are raised in a crate-free environment, without antibiotics and are fed a high-quality vegetarian diet. The pigs have free access to shelter and hay or straw bedded resting areas as well as the space and ability to engage in natural behaviours so you can feel good about cooking with duBreton pork.
DuBreton products are available at major supermarkets and specialty grocers across Canada, including Longo’s, Whole Foods, Sobeys, Metro and more. Ask for them at the meat counter or from your butcher.
DuBreton is committed to the humane treatment of animals and is an innovator in crate-free initiatives. This all-Canadian pork producer is an industry leader and is dedicated to raising 300,000 more crate-free pigs by 2018 to help meet consumer demand for Certified Humane and organic pork. This unprecedented move represents an investment of $30 million dollars and is one of the biggest humane farming announcements ever made.