Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple

Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple

Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple

How can a Friday the 13th be so bad when you start your morning with Bacon Jam?

Yup, you read it right….

Sticky, sweet, fatty bacon.

Bacon that is chopped up and cooked down until it’s become thick and jam-like. Spread on a toast and then topped with arugula and gala apple slices.

Bacon wards off bad luck, you know.

Yeah, it does and it makes you feel better too…

………And I’m pretty sure I made that one up, hee….

I’m pretty sure I said I’m gonna be on a diet too….

Can I tell you something?..Like  five facts about myself?


1. I have a pretty strong affection for bacon… really strong.

2. I think I’m bad at socializing. I’m pretty sure I’m an introvert. I could mingle with a lot of people but at the end of the day it would drain my energy. I just recharge with bacon.

3. I love eating soup… even if it’s 40° outside, I’d still eat soup like it’s winter.

4. I don’t use a pillow when I sleep. I could live with just the bed and a blanket.

5. I like smiling and laughing a lot……… No, I’m not crazy.

Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate you so much.

If I win the lottery today, I’ll make lots of Bacon Jam so everybody can have some.

Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple

I don’t think this will last a day in your fridge……

Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple


Bacon Jam Crostini with Arugula and Apple

  • Author: The Peach Kitchen


  • for the Bacon Jam
  • 1 lb good-quality bacon
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup coffee, cola or beer {I used coke}
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey {I used maple syrup}
  • for the Crostini
  • 1 french baguette, cut into ½inch thick slices
  • apple slices
  • arugula leaves, washed and dried


  1. Roughly chop the bacon and cook it in a heavy pot.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and remove some of the drippings from the pan leaving just a tablespoon
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic until soft and starting to turn golden.
  4. Put bacon back in the pan, add the brown sugar, cola and maple syrup and cook over medium heat for half an hour, or until deep golden and thickened to the consistency of jam.
  5. You can pulse in the food processor for a finer texture. I like it chunkier.
  6. Serve warm or cold.
  7. To make Crostini, toast the baguette slices.
  8. Layer an arugula leaf on top of the toast, followed by half a teaspoon of bacon jam and topped with a thin slice of gala apple.
  9. Serve immediately.

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29 Responses

  1. Peach, delicious! Yummy! Drool worthy! I’m really craving right now and I don’t have Bacon Jam. That crostini with the jam, arugula and slice of apple is really tempting. I wanna cry coz I can’t eat it, all I can do is stare at it. @_@ 

  2. YOU HAD ME AT BACON JAM! hahaha Wow, this is what dreams are made of – spreadable bacon. LOL (halatang bacon lover din) hahaha

  3. I’m pretty sure you are a friendly and cheerful person..and humorous! Interesting recipe you have here..I never knew there’s Bacon Jam..very interesting indeed and they look delicious too!

  4. Why must you always tempt me with your yummy dishes?? Bacon jam sounds as heavenly as bacon chocolate chip cookies! 🙂 yum!

    It’s so nice to meet you in person! Just as I got back to blogging 🙂

  5. bacon jam–that is sinful!  good thing, there are arugula and apples to ease the guilt.:p

  6. How can you go wrong with bacon!? :))

    When I first tasted arugula, I didn’t really like how strong it was. But, after a few more, I learned to enjoy its flavor. So this is a pretty interesting flavor combination – saltiness of bacon, bitterness of arugula and sweetness of apple. Wow. A burst of flavors! Did you get your daughter to try this?

  7. Whoa, that is totally crazy, and I’m not even talking about the bacon-jam–I’m trying to imagine sleeping without a pillow!

    Seriously, though, your photo really makes this look scrumptious. I’m impressed. My kids would love this, too.

  8. That bacon jam looks good! Very unique idea. I used to be a bacon addict too… but I just kind of lost that addiction as I grew up. 🙂 

  9. I am so making this! Never in my wildest bacon dreams did I imagine that bacon can be made into a jam pala.. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! <3

  10. The food looks lavish and elegant – if I may use such adjective for food 🙂 I love bacon too! It would make a good part of menu for cocktails 😉

  11. omg…just look at all that bacon goodness! am a bacon fan, too… 🙂
    i wonder if we can eat this with rice wrapped in nori (ala sushi)…you got me thinking. lol

    thank you for sharing over at Food Friday, Peach

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