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  • 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (see suggestions below)

  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (only if needed)

    optional flavors: vanilla extract, lemon zest, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamon


  1. Heat fruit in a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is heated through and begins to break down and bubble. Use a spoon or potato masher to mash the fruit to your desired consistency.

  2. Stir in the chia seeds and lemon juice until combined. Then taste, and stir in 1 or 2 tablespoons sweetener if needed.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes. (The jam will thicken considerably as it cools.)

  4. Give the jam one final good stir. Then serve immediately, or transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 3 month