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Cherry Chia Jam

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This cherry chia jam consists of a blend of sweet and tart cherries, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lime juice and chia seeds. It’s great in oatmeal or spread on muffins or toast! Yields 1½ cups.
Course Homemade Ingredients & Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry, chia seeds, homemade, jam
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 servings
Calories 29
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 2 (heaping) cups frozen cherries partially thawed (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 splash pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Add the cherries to a heavy bottom sauce pan. Bring to a bubble over medium-high heat, reduce to low and simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the pan off of the heat and mash the cherries with a potato masher. Stir in thelime juice, maple syrup, vanilla and chia seeds.
  • Stir it all together and let it sit for a minute or two. After a while you’ll be able to gauge if you need more chia seeds or not.


- I like to use a mixture of sweet and tart cherries.
- If you do not wish to see the chia seeds in your jam then you can puree it in a high-speed blender.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg