I make a batch of fresh chia jam every week with seasonal fruit. It’s great for topping oatmeal, pancakes, or toast. This week I was able to get my hands on some lovely local pears. Chia jams are insanely easy to make and so healthy. Give it a try.
Easy Pear Chia Jam
This fresh jam can be put together in less than 10 minutes. Then you simply pop it in the fridge and wait for it to thicken.
- 1 cup chopped pears (peeled, if you prefer a smoother texture)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
Cook pears over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the fruit breaks down, mash, then add chia seeds, vanilla, and maple syrup (if using). Refrigerate for several hours while the chia seeds plump up and thicken the jam.
This recipe can easily be doubled. Store in fridge for 4 or 5 days or freeze. Canning is not recommended.