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    Loved these lil pie scrap bites with savory cranberry bacon jam so much. Easy snack or appetizer - topping could be literally anything you want as long as…

    Pie scrap bites with cranberry bacon jam

    Loved these lil pie scrap bites with savory cranberry bacon jam so much. Easy snack or appetizer - topping could be literally anything you want as long as it can stand up to baking for ~25 minutes @ 425. Thank you @emcdowell for reminding me never to discard my pie scraps!

    Loose recipe for the cranberry bacon jam:

    • Fry a few strips of bacon, set aside
    • Sautee ~1/2 an onion and ~2 cloves of garlic in the bacon fat. I diced the onion and did a shorter sautee (~10 mins) but caramelized slices (~40 mins) would be pretty awesome if you have the patience.
    • Mix in a few tablespoons of cranberry sauce (could also use any fruit jam here) - you can always more later
    • Add in crumbled bacon pieces
    • Add in ~1 teaspoon of balsalmic vinegar and a few cracks of black pepper, cook on low for ~10 minutes
    • I might have added butter. I probably added butter.

    I found this was better after I let it sit overnight — definitely want to experiment with this one more since it’s my first attempt at bacon jam.

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