Dairy Farmers of Canada

Fig and bacon jam

The perfect gift for all the Canadian cheese lovers in your life. Excellent with robustly flavoured cheeses like Canadian Blue, it pairs equally well with aged, smoked or spiced cheeses.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 8 - 10 Servings
fig and bacon jam


  • 3 bacon slices thinly sliced
  • 6 oz (180 g) dried figs finely diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) raw sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) water
  • 10 oz (300 g) Canadian Blue cheese
  • 1 package of lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps® rosemary raisin pecan crackers
  • ®lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps is a registered trademark of Lesley Stowe Fine Foods Ltd., used under license.
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In a saucepan on medium-high heat, brown bacon until crisp. Remove excess fat.

Add figs, sugar and water.

Cover and bring to a boil. Remove cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly syrupy and figs are tender.

Pour into a jar and let cool before refrigerating.

Serve as a side dish with Blue cheese and lesley stowe’s raincoast crisps®.


Note: Can also be served as a hot or cold jam.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 244 Calories
Protein: 10 g
Carbohydrate: 29 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 2.3 g
Sodium: 469 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 19 % / 210 mg
Phosphorus: 16 %
Selenium: 23 %
Vitamin B12: 20 %
Zinc: 14 %