Holiday appetizers made easy with Bacon Jam

The days are getting shorter and pre-holiday schedules are quickly becoming jam-packed. From family commitments to social gatherings, it can be challenging to squeeze in time to curate the perfect party dish. TBJ Gourmet’s Bacon Jam easily creates a unique and delicious element to any meal – see below for our holiday appetizer recipes.

TBJ Bacon Jam features a savory-sweet combination of bacon, brown sugar, caramelized onions, apple cider vinegar, and our special seasonings. With a bit of Bacon Jam magic, simple appetizers are transformed into delicious bites within minutes. Find our award-winning Bacon Jam in specialty food stores or on the TBJ website where you’ll find even more easy recipes to get through the holiday season.

Bacon Jam Brussel Sprouts

Trim and half 1 lb of brussel sprouts
Season with salt and pepper generously
Roast in olive oil or bacon lard in the oven at 450° for 20 minutes in a cast-iron skillet or on a sheet pan, tossing about halfway through
Pull from the oven, add 2-3 tbsp of Black Pepper Bacon Jam
Toss to coat and put under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until Bacon Jam begins to caramelize
Serve topped with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

Bacon Jam Sweet Potatoes

Wash and halve 3 large sweet potatoes
Roast flesh side down in coconut oil on a sheet pan in the oven at 375° for 20 minutes
Pull from the oven, allow to cool slightly, and scoop the flesh out into a bowl, leaving skins intact
Mash the flesh with a fork, season with salt and pepper, and stir in Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam
Fill the skins with the mixture, top with mini marshmallows and put back into the oven for 5 minutes or until marshmallows begin to melt

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