Roasted red pepper puree, jalapeno peppers and real bacon combine to create an addictive jam. For a quick appetizer, pour over cream cheese and serve with crackers. Use straight out of the jar as a dip. Pairs perfectly with strong cheeses. Delicious served with grilled fish and chicken or as a condiment on a sandwich, wrap or Panini.
Stovetop Bacon Jam & Cheese
Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam
Salt for the boiled water
1/2 pound pasta of your choice (we used macaroni)
2-3 oz White Cheddar Cheese
2-3 oz Gouda
2-3 tbs milk
Bring a 2-quart pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously. Add the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender to the bite, or al dente. Before draining, use a heavy liquid measuring cup to pull out 3/4 cup of the pasta water; set aside. Drain the pasta and return the pot to the heat.
Heat the butter in the pasta pot, then add the cooked pasta. Stir in 1/2 cup of the reserved pasta water. Add the White Cheddar cheese and stir until smooth. Add the gouda, milk, and Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam and mix well. Dribble in extra pasta water as needed to make a soft, creamy sauce. Serve immediately!