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Balsamic Berry Chia Jam
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Fresh summer berries, maple syrup and balsamic vinegar are simmered and thickened with chia seeds in this flavorful and healthy chia jam.
Author: Alissa
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. fresh berries
  • 3 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • pinch salt
Instructions
  1. If using large berries, like strawberries, coarsely chop them. Place in small saucepan with maple syrup. Stir to coat the berries. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Gently mash berries using a potato masher or fork, leaving a few chunks if you like. Stir in balsamic vinegar, chia seeds and salt. Stir and bring back to a simmer. Allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick and syrupy, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. Transfer to storage container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 cup.
I used 1 tablespoon of chia seeds for strawberrry jam, and 1 1/1 tablespoons for blueberry, as the blueberry mixture was a bit thinner. Adjust as needed based on the thickness of your mixture and preferred thickness of the jam. You can also add a bit more chia seeds at the end if your jam seems too thin, but keep in mind that it will continue to thicken as it cools.