Easy Cherry Jam

Food

This is a three ingredient jam recipe. Yes, you read that right – only three ingredients making this a super easy jam recipe! I’ve always wanted to make my own jam. I would research and then put it in the too hard basket. Over Christmas we received a surplus amount of cherries as gifts and there was no way we could finish them all before they went bad. With the extra set of helping hands over the Christmas period, I thought it was time to give this jam recipe a crack and my goodness – it was SO easy and delicious too! It wasn’t sugar filled sweet like the supermarket jams and the fresh fruit makes a huge difference towards the taste (plus my kids love it). Anyways, I’ll stop rambling as you’re here for the recipe after all – Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 Cups Fresh Cherries

2 Tablespoons Agave Nectar (you can use honey or sugar as well)

2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds

To Make

Rinse and pit cherries.

Place the pitted cherries into a pot and cook for 7 minutes on medium heat.

Stir the cherries gently and mash with a fork to desired consistency.

Stir in the agave nectar.

Stir in the chia seeds.

Pour the jam into a sterilised jar and allow to cool before refrigerating.

Tips

  • Cherries can be supplemented with any other seasonal berries
  • Agave nectar is found near honey or sugar at the supermarket. Honey or sugar can be also be used instead of agave nectar
  • If jam is still runny after cooling down, you can add a little more chia seed to thicken to your liking
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to a week or freezer for 3 months

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