Fresh Tomato Tartines with Bacon Jam & Bacon Salt


by 365daysofbacon

BLT with Bacon Jam

BLT with Bacon Jam

How do you make a “tartine,” you ask? Well, you take a reg ol’ BLT.

And you kick it up a notch.

And by “kick it up,” I mean,

Spread you some Bacon Jam and Bacon Salt on that sucker

La dee freaking da.

Voila! Suddenly your BLT is a fancy-schmancy-gourmet-cuisinish “tartine.”

(But you will still eat it with your fingers)

This is the last of the great recipes from Chef Ani’s Whole Foods “A Salute to Bacon” cooking class that I attended.



Yield: 8 appetizer servings


  • 8 leaves butter lettuce
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • 6-7 leaves fresh basil, shredded just before serving
  • Bacon Jam at room temperature (recipe follows)
  • Bacon Salt, to taste
  • fresh black pepper


  1. Spread lettuce with Bacon Jam (recipe below).
  2. Top with a slice of tomato and a bit of shredded basil.
  3. Sprinkle with Bacon Salt and black pepper to taste.



Yield: 1 cup


  • ½ pound of thick-cut bacon, cut into lardon
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion, minced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup sweetener (Chef Ani used maple sugar)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup brewed coffee


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until all of the fat has rendered, 10-15 minutes. Pour off all of the bacon grease except for one tablespoon and reserve for another use. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the onion to the pan and cook until golden, 6-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for one more minute.
  4. Add the cider vinegar, sweetener, and coffee and bring to a simmer.
  5. Pour the onion mixture and bacon into a slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until thick and jammy.

Store any remaining jam in the refrigerator for up one month.

5 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato Tartines with Bacon Jam & Bacon Salt

  1. Kate Lester says:

    I’ve got to sign up for that cooking class.

  2. I wish there was a love button! You are makin my mouth water!

  3. PigLove says:

    I’ll take mine minus the bacon and plus the tomatoes please 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  4. […] Fresh Tomato Tartines with Bacon Jam & Bacon Salt […]

  5. rosekat08 says:

    Reblogged this on Kat's Weblog and commented:
    Check out the recipe for Bacon Jam especially! -Kat

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