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Tart Cherry Jam with Chai Spices


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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Description

This tart cherry jam is quick and easy to make! It uses chia seeds to make a natural jam, and is scented with chai spices.


Ingredients

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  • 10 ounces frozen Montmorency tart cherries (2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a small skillet, add the tart cherries, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla, spices, and 1 tablespoon water.
  2. Simmer about 10 minutes over medium heat until cherries begin to break down, stirring occasionally and using the back of a spoon to break them apart.
  3. Once the cherries are broken down, add 2 tablespoons chia seeds and stir until combined. Turn off heat and wait for the jam to thicken, about 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a canning jar and refrigerate; the texture will set even further when chilled. Keeps refrigerated for 2 weeks.
  • Category: Essentials
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American