Quick Plum, Nectarine & Chia Seed Jam (no added sugar)
Both of us are not real jam people, until a scone or some porridge is put in front of us. Once we started making jams using chia seed then things changed. They are so easy to make and you can use most fruits. Our delicious tart plum, nectarine with chia seed jam is one of our favourites as it blends perfectly with coconut yoghurt or coconut cream. Ideal too as a topping on smoothies or with oat or quinoa porridge. When you're making the jam be sure to taste an extra plum and some nectarine as they are the flavours you're going to get. For more sweetness use riper fruit. The main thing is to ensure you like the taste before you roast them.
PREHEATED OVEN: 1600C
Roughly chop the plums and peach, removing the stones, then roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, on a parchment lined baking tray. It may take longer for you depending on what size you cut the fruit. When ready the fruit should be cooked and mushy but not burned.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool enough to add to a mini-food processor and whiz up until smooth. Add the vanilla and chia seed and whiz up until mixed through.
When cooled down completely spoon into a sterilised jam jar. Seal with the jam jar lid. Refrigerate until ready to use. Will last 3 days.
No need to worry if the jam is a bit runny, it'll thicken up after a few hours to a recognisable jam-like texture.
VARIED COLOURED PLUMS
ROUGHLY CHOPPED UP PLUMS
WHOLE CHIA SEEDS
JAM BEING WHIZZED UP