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Chia seed jam in jar on plate with berries around

Homemade Chia Seed Jam

How to Make Chia Seed Jam with Any Fruit is the ultimate guide to making homemade chia jam with any type of fresh or frozen fruit in minutes!
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Ingredients

For the chia jam:

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen fruit such as berries, rhubarb, cherries, apricot, peaches, plums, etc. (any combination will do!)
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Optional flavor enhancers:

  • cinnamon cardamom or my [homemade chai spice mix]
  • freshly grated ginger
  • pure vanilla or other extracts
  • fresh herbs such as thyme lavender or rosemary
  • zest and juice from your favorite citrus blood orange, clementine, grapefruit, lime
  • alcohol such as bourbon, sherry, or tequila
  • good quality balsamic vinegar

Instructions 

  • Place the fruit, maple syrup and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring often.  Cook until the fruit has broken down and the liquid has thickened, about 5 minutes (this will take 1-2 minutes longer if your fruit is frozen).
  • Stir in the chia seeds and cook an addition 2-3 minutes or until thickened.  Taste and add more sweetener if desired and pour into jars.  Allow to cool at room temperature, then cover with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

  • Cooking time will vary ever based on the type of fruit that you use and whether it's fresh, frozen or how much water it contains.
  • Your jam may need some added sweetener depending on how sweet your fruit is.  You can add extra sweetener during the cooking time or even stir it in during the cooling time!
  • If the texture of the chia seeds bothers you or if like a smoother jam, process the jam in a blender or food processor until it reaches the desired consistency.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon, Calories: 35kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 46mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 113IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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