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Brie Appetizers with Bacon-Plum Jam

Among my friends, I'm known as the Pork Master because I love to cook just about every cut there is. These appetizers combine soft, mild Brie cheese with a sweet-sour bacon jam that has a touch of Sriracha sauce. —Rick Pascocello, New York, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen


  • 1 pound bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup pitted dried plums (prunes), coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 30 slices Brie cheese (1/4 inch thick)
  • 30 slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick), toasted


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until partially cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings.
  • Add onion and shallot to drippings; cook and stir 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes longer. Stir in coffee, water, vinegar, plums, brown sugar, maple syrup, chili sauce and pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in bacon. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until liquid is syrupy, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature.
  • Transfer mixture to a food processor; pulse until jam reaches desired consistency. Place cheese slices on toasted baguette slices. Top each with 2 teaspoons jam.
Nutrition Facts
1 appetizer: 91 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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