• 3 cups Stemilt cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 to 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup OR 1/4 tsp liquid stevia extract
  • 1/4 cup ground chia seed (whole chia seed can be ground in a coffee grinder)

This cherry jam can be made in a few short minutes and requires no pectin, as the chia seed provides all the jelling necessary.

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    36 servings
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  • In Category
    Cherries, Summer, Spreads & Sauces
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In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring cherries and water to a brisk boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until cherries are very soft, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture, or transfer to a food processor or blender.

Sweeten to taste, stir in ground chia seed and let cool. Transfer to a jar and refrigerate. It will continue to thicken up as it cools.

Jam can be kept for up 7 days in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 41
  • Fat Content: 1.16 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.14 g
  • Protein Content: 1.06 g
  • Carbohydrate Content: 8.04 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 0 mg
  • Fiber Content: 1.86 g
  • Sodium Content: 0 mg