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RecipeCherry-Chia Jam

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Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 14
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Total Fat: 0 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 2 g
    • Natural Sugar: 2 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg

This recipe comes straight from my newest book, From Junk Food to Joy Food. Check it out here.

This jam is the perfect topper for toast, add-in for yogurt or partner for peanut butter in a PB&J sandwich. It’s naturally sweet…without any added sugar. Plus, it’s lower in calories than store-bought varieties, which can contain as many as 50 calories per tablespoon.

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This recipe makes 28 servings
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pitted fresh or frozen sweet cherries
  • 1 cup ripe pineapple cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
Preparation:

Add the cherries and pineapple into a small saucepan. (If you’re using frozen cherries, slightly thaw them first.) Cook the fruit over medium heat for about 7 minutes, continuously stirring, chopping, and mashing it with the back of a spoon to break up its skin and release the natural juices.

Remove the fruit from the heat and pick out any remaining large pineapple chunks. (Don’t discard them—they’re delicious mixed into oatmeal, yogurt, or cottage cheese.)

Add chia seeds to the fruit and mix well. Transfer the mixture to a mason jar with a lid and refrigerate overnight. The chia seeds will immediately start to form a gel, hence the jelly-like consistency.

You can store this jam in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Makes about 1¾ cups; 1 tablespoon per serving