Look what our lovely neighbour gave us! Perfect, ripe cherries, straight from her tree! My husband used most of them to make a delicious, tofu-based cherry ice cream, and I decided to make some chia “jam”, which has been on my must-make list for months now. The colour was a little disappointing, but I think if you were to use the kind of cherries which are dark red inside the jam would look more jam-like.
2 cups fresh cherries, washed and pitted
40-60ml (2-3 tabs) agave nectar- depends how sweet you like it
2 tabs ground chia seeds
- Blend the cherries briefly (literally a couple of seconds if you are using a high speed blender).
- Stir in the agave and the chia seeds.
- After a few minutes, the chia seeds will “set” the jam.
- Store in the fridge.