Last minute appetizer, a Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate served with figs, crackers, and salami. Elegant and full of flavor for the holidays!

holding a Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate

Friends, are you ready for the weekend? Holidays are the best, and we think you’ll love this Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate.

Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate

This make a great last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer, too. You may also want to try this Mini Christmas Cake Cheese Board (with figs), or this easy appetizer: Roasted Goat Cheese Figs.

easy appetizer: Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate

This is inspired by bacon and onion jam. You’ve probably seen jars of these in the deli sections or gourmet cheese section of your grocery store. But the homemade savory and salty flavors of the pancetta, garlic, white wine, and Worcestershire balance the sweetness of the fall fruits.

It has a hint of balsamic for depth of flavor and brightness, and herbaceous rosemary as well. 

taking a bite of Fig Grape Pancetta Jam

Versatile Fig Grape Pancetta Jam

This jam is versatile, working as a dip with crackers and cheese, as a spread on sandwiches or burgers, or as a quick “sauce” to toss vegetables in when you’re in a pinch.Add a grating of Gruyere or Parmesan cheese and you’re set with a flavorful autumn side dish!

It’s also delicious served on these Mint Lamb Burgers!

white bowl of Fig Grape Pancetta Jam

All you need are these ingredients to make the Fig Jam:

  • Pancetta
  • Garlic
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Figs
  • Red Grapes
  • Dates
  • White Wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt

black and white plate of Fig Grape Pancetta Jam

Serve a plate of Fig Grape Pancetta Jam with these ingredients:

  • Fig jam
  • Red chili scalloped crackers
  • Mini baguette,
  • Creamy Toscana cheese wedges
  • Green figs, halved with salt and honey
  • Salami
  • Sage to garnish

figs and salami

How to make homemade fig bacon jam

  1. Cook pancetta and add minced garlic and rosemary.
  2. Add quartered figs, grapes, and dates, and the white wine, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of kosher salt.
  3. Bring liquids to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer. Reduce the figs and once thickened, taste for salt and remove from heat.
  4. Serve warm, as a dip with crackers, and with cheese wedges, salami, baguette slices, and fresh, salted, honey drizzled figs.

Fig Grape Pancetta Jam on a cracker

Beautiful Thanksgiving Prayer

It doesn’t have to be big or elaborate!

Here’s a beautiful prayer to pray and “speak” at the table this week: Counting our Blessings, Why we say Grace! Print it out, or read it from your iPad.

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!

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Fig Grape Pancetta Jam Plate

This is inspired by a bacon and onion jam recipe. The savory and salty flavors of the pancetta, garlic, white wine, and Worcestershire balance the sweetness of the fall fruits; with a hint of balsamic for depth of flavor and brightness, as well as herbaceous rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz diced pancetta
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 Tbsp rosemary, finely chopped
  • 6 oz figs, quartered
  • ½ heaping c red grapes, halved
  • 2-3 dates, roughly chopped
  • ½ heaping c white wine, a dry variety
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 dates, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste

Cheese Plate to Serve

  • Red chili scalloped crackers
  • 4 oz mini baguette, sliced
  • Creamy Toscana cheese wedges
  • 4 green figs, halved with salt and honey
  • 3-4 oz salami
  • Sage to garnish

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat, add the pancetta. Cook slowly to allow the fat to render, 6-8 minutes, 10-12 for thicker pieces. When the pancetta is browned, remove all but 2 Tbsp of fat in the pan.
  • Add the minced garlic and rosemary and bring heat to medium. Cook until softened and fragrant, 3-4 minutes, then add the quartered figs, grapes, and dates.
  • Cook for 15 minutes, then add the white wine, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch of kosher salt. Bring liquids to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer. Reduce the figs for 30-40 minutes.
  • Once thickened, taste for salt and remove from heat. Serve warm, as a dip with crackers, and with cheese wedges, salami, baguette slices, and fresh, salted, honey drizzled figs.
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plate of Fig Grape Pancetta Jam and crackers

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