Summer Berry Jam
Tuesday, March 2017
Summer Berry Jam, with Chia Seeds.
As summer slowly ends and the sessions change, you may be trying to find ways to use up the last of any fresh berries you have.
You can always freeze them in bulk or even dehydrate them if you have the space to store them.
If you are looking for something a little sweeter with your toast in the morning try our Summer Berry Jam with Chia Seeds. It's easy to make, you can use leftover berries and add as much or a little sugar as you like.
Summer Berry Jam with Chia Seeds
Ingredients3 Cups of fresh fruit (such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
1/4 cup of honey or other sweetener of choice, more or less to taste
2 tablespoons chia seeds
Clean your fruit, removing stems/seeds as needed.
Set a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the fruit and sweetener (start with a little just enough to cover the fruit; you can always add more later).
Heat fruit, stirring occasionally, until it begins to liquify, 5-15 minutes depending on your fruit. Allow the fruit to come to a boil, and let it continue to boil until it begins to break down and form a saucy consistency, about five minutes.
If nccessary, carefully mash fruit with a fork or masher until it reaches the consistency you'd like.
Taste your jam and see if you want to add more sweetener.
Stir in the chia seeds and let cook for another minute. Stir again, remove from heat, and let sit until thick, about 10 minutes.
If the jam seems a little thin, add another teaspoon or two of chia seeds, stir, and let sit for another 10 minutes, but keep in mind that the jam will continue to thicken as it cools.
To store, place in an airtight jam jar , and keep it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Can also be frozen for up to two months.