Food and the City: 3 Ingredient Peppered Cranberry & Bacon Jam Yum

November 20, 2017

3 Ingredient Peppered Cranberry & Bacon Jam



It's the day of Thanksgiving, your family and friends are making their way over to your place, and you suddenly realize you forgot to think of an appetizer for them to enjoy while you added the finishing touches to the main meal. Or, maybe it's your first time hosting Thanksgiving, and you over-planned and bought waaaay too many cans of Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce. You need something to make that uses up all those leftovers, right?


If you're a part of the former, this recipe comes together in less than 5 minutes and your guests won't even know that it slipped your mind as you most likely already have these 3 ingredients on hand! If you're a part of the latter, well, whip up this jam to enjoy with your leftovers, or store it in your fridge for a few days to add to sandwiches, bagels, crackers, or to eat straight from the bowl!

The options are endless!


The sweet & salty flavors of this jam not only balance and please the palette, but they come together in such a way that will definitely get your taste buds ready for that Thanksgiving feast ahead! Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce is perfect for this because of its natural sweet and tangy taste. The berries add just that little something that you're looking for!

So, whether you're enjoying this as an appetizer the day of Thanksgiving, or using it to give your leftovers a makeover, you won't regret keeping this quick & simple recipe on hand! :) Ocean Spray has you covered with everything you need to make your first Thanksgiving a memorable meal!

Happy Thanksgiving! xo

Peppered Cranberry and Bacon Jam

1 14oz can of Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1/2 jalapeno or habanero pepper, diced
3 tablespoons pre-cooked bacon bits
salt & pepper to taste

Empty the contents of the can of Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce, and break it all up with a spoon. Add in your diced pepper and bacon bits, then add salt and pepper to taste. Mix it all up until everything is fully incorporated, and adjust your salt and pepper accordingly if needed. Transfer to a small serving or dip bowl and top with additional diced pepper and bacon bits!

Serve with: sliced veggies, crackers (I used Jillz Tuscan Crackers -- they're my fav!), bagel chips, or pour it on top of some chilled cream cheese. Yum!

*Thank you Ocean Spray for sponsoring this post! All opinions/ideas are that of my own.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ocean Spray. The opinions and text are all mine.