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Who’s ready for the holidays and all the entertaining it brings with it? I know I am! In fact, our annual holiday party is this weekend which makes it the absolute perfect week for me to share with you some recipes that are perfect for holiday eating like this roasted tomato bacon chutney!
This roasted tomato bacon chutney is perfect as part of your holiday cheese board or to just spread on fresh, crusty bread for a small snack. For the tomato bacon jam, I use NatureSweet Constellation variety which combines a mix of all the best NatureSweet tomatoes in one package. NatureSweet tomatoes are “Tomatoes Raised Right” which begins with choosing the best seeds and helps guarantee consistent, superior taste year-round.
The colorful blend of the NatureSweet Constellation variety is perfect for all your holiday needs. They look great as part of a vegetable tray, in a salad, or thread them onto skewers with basil and mozzarella for a next level version of little caprese bites. I love using the tomatoes to create this tomato bacon chutney which I serve on our cheese tray. No matter how you use them, you can be sure they will have premium freshness and sweetness.
Ingredients for Roasted Tomato Bacon Chutney:
1 lb NatureSweet Constellation tomatoes
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
3 shallots, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped carrots
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp smoked sea salt
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
Let’s Make It:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place tomatoes on it. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and toss to coat. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, shaking pan occasionally, or until softened.
2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and carrots and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3. Stir in vinegar, lemon juice, brown sugar, allspice, sea salt and roasted tomatoes. Bring a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring mashing tomatoes with wooden spoon occasionally, for 15-20 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and stir in most of bacon pieces and crushed red pepper. Top with remaining bacon pieces.
This roasted tomato bacon chutney would also make a great gift for the tomato lover in your life. Just transfer it to a glass container after cooling and keep refrigerated until you are ready to give it as gift. With so many uses, it makes a lovely homemade gift for the holidays.
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