Bacon fig jam.  The epitome of food trends.  Every year when my fig tree throws its fruit, I am challenged with how to use all of my bountiful crop.  Balsamic fig vinaigrette for salads, carmalized onion, fig and goat cheese tart, fig ice cream…I could go on.  And now, jam.  With bacon.  Ok.  
1/2 pound of bacon, chopped
Medium onion, chopped
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
16 figs, chopped
2 tbsp. Sriracha
2 tbsp. maple syrup
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. all spice
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup apple cide vinegar
Fry bacon until crisp.  Remove fom pan, but leave bacon grease.  Sauté onions, garlic and figs in bacon grease.  Return bacon to the pan.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Reduce on low heat stirring continuously.  Let cool, then add to blender to purée.  Serve with toasts or crackers.  Or add to sandwiches, burgers or baked potatoes.