On Monday morning, Chef CJ Lewis of Diego’s East Side stopped by “The Rhode Show” to make bacon apple jam! Get the recipe below.

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  • 1lb bacon
  • 3 apples
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/3c brown sugar
  • 1/3c apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tbsp. chipotle powder
  • ½ tbsp. ancho powder
  • ½ tbsp. salt
  • ½ tbsp. onion powder
  • ½ tbsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1c water
  • ¼ c agave


· Small dice bacon. Peel and dice apples. Dice red onion

· In a large pot cook down the bacon and strain out the grease, keep bacon off to the side

· In same pot put the apples, onions, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, seasonings, and water. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 30+ min stirring occasionally until apples are falling apart.

· Add cooked bacon and agave and bring to a boil for 3-5 mins

· Pulse in food processor 3 or 4 times to break up apples but don’t puree it (optional)

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