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Recipe: Gluten Free Smoky Bacon-Onion-Fig Jam

In 30 minutes, you can create a little something different to make gluten free life a bit more exciting and satisfying! If sweet, savory, smoky and a little kick are your thing, then read on. Versatile? You bet. It is an outstanding burger topping, a yummy appetizer when topped on a toasted GF baguette slice that’s been slathered with a little mascarpone or cream cheese. But, one of our favorite uses of this jam is on a pizza – spread it on your favorite GF pizza crust and place in the oven to heat it through. Sprinkle with (GF labeled) gorgonzola/blue cheese and wait for an overwhelming “Yum!” from your recipients!

Gluten Free Smoky Bacon-Onion-Fig Jam

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 1 Cup or so of Jam

Gluten Free Smoky Bacon-Onion-Fig Jam

ALWAYS double check your ingredients for Gluten Free status (including manufacturer's statements) before using!

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  • 2 Ounces Bacon
  • 1 Onion, Sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (or oil if you are dairy free)
  • 4 Dried Figs, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sherry
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke


  1. Fry the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, place bacon on paper towels and allow to cool.
  2. Melt the butter (or oil) in the bacon grease, then saute the onion and garlic until translucent.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and the bacon, and simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Store in a jar in the refrigerator and use it up within a week.


Liquid Smoke is a fantastic way to add a smoky flavor to food, but a little goes a long way. Most grocery stores carry it (look in the BBQ sauce section) but make sure you read the label to make sure the brand you buy is GF.

I recently went to make this but realized I didn't have any orange juice. I substituted 1/2 teaspoon of dry orange peel, 1/4 cup of water and a teaspoon of honey and it all worked out just fine.