Strawberry and chia jam

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Total Time
15 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
10
Difficulty
Easy
Super quick and simple, make your own strawberry jam without the added sugar. They make a great little foodie gift for friends and family.

Ingredients

fresh strawberries

250 g, hulled, halved

fresh dates

5 individual, pitted, chopped

chia seeds

2 tbs

vanilla bean

½ whole, split lengthways, seeds removed

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor or mixer, process strawberries, dates and half the chia seeds until a puree forms.
  2. Transfer mixture to a saucepan with vanilla bean and seeds, 1 tablespoon water and remaining chia seeds. Cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until mixture just comes to a simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour into a sterilised 1 cup (250ml) jar and seal. Store in fridge for up to 4 days.

Notes

TIP: The lack of sugar means this jam doesn’t have a long shelf-life but it’s better for you. Best to made close to gifting day, it’s yummy on wholegrain bread or swirled into yoghurt.

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