20 Uses for Tastefully Simple Bacon Pepper Jam

20 Uses for bacon pepper jamI don’t remember when I first tried the bacon pepper jam, but it was before I even started doing Tastefully Simple. I was hooked and decided I needed to have this on hand at all times. It’s only available seasonally, so I stocked up on several jars before the end of last year’s fall/winter season. I just told my wife it’s back for the current fall/winter season, and she was very excited.

There are so many things you can make with it. Here are some ideas:

  • Deviled eggs
  • Use on crostini with…
  • Top baked potatoes
  • Mix into mashed potatoes
  • Burgers (on top or mix in)
  • Grilled cheese (use a few white cheeses or brie)
  • Spread on bread for BLT or other sandwich
  • Bloody mary
  • Jalapeno poppers
  • Flatbread (Tastefully Simple recipe)
  • Make a dip with cream cheese and swiss
  • Topping for chicken or pork
  • Combine with mayo to make a dipping sauce
  • Glaze for party meatballs
  • Stir fry (add toward the end)
  • Baked beans
  • Glaze for grilled shrimp

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Crostini with Boursin, quince paste, & bacon pepper jam

Crostini

This was one of those appetizers I kind of threw together because I had some bread to use, and I needed something fast and easy.

Ingredients

French bread, sliced into thin pieces
Boursin cheese
Quince paste
Tastefully Simple* bacon pepper jam

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, spread one leg of Boursin and quince paste on each crostini. Top with bacon pepper jam. Bake until warm and bread is toasted.

Deviled Eggs with Bacon Pepper Jam

deviled-eggs-bacon-pepper-jam

I make pretty good “regular” deviled eggs, and occasionally I like to mix it up and do something different. My bestie got me a deviled egg transporter for my birthday, which I desperately needed. The last time I transported deviled eggs to a party, it was kind of a disaster. I used the carrier for the first time yesterday, and all of the eggs stayed in place!

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Ingredients

1 dozen eggs
Tastefully Simple* bacon pepper jam
Mayonnaise
Yellow mustard

Instructions

Boil eggs. My foolproof method for making boiled eggs (actually, I have to give my wife credit for this one) is to put the eggs into a wok, cover with salty water, bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, turn the heat off, cover, and leave them undisturbed for 15 minutes. Let the eggs cool.

Cut each egg in half, and empty yolks into a mixer bowl. Add ¼ cup mayo and 1 tbsp + 1 tsp mustard. Mix well, until smooth. Look at the texture and taste it. Add more mayo or mustard as needed. If it’s crumbly, add more mayo. If it’s bland, add more mustard.

Normally I add about 1-2 tsp bacon pepper jam into the mixture, but we’re running low and I didn’t want to take the chance of not having enough for the tops of the eggs.

Fill a piping bag with the mixture and fill each egg. Top with a small amount of bacon pepper jam.

Tip: Put a small drop of filling under each egg to keep them from sliding around on your serving tray.