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Course: Preserve


  • 400g berries (fresh or frozen)
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup (or use honey, if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar (or extract)
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Place the berries and lemon juice in a fairly large pan, then heat for around 10 minutes, just until the berries are nice and soft. If you have any large lumps, just squidge them with a fork.
  • Add the chia seeds and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes or so until a thick jam consistency forms. Taste and adjust the sweetness if necessary. Remove from the heat, and allow the jam cool completely.
  • Pour into a jar(s) with a lid. It won't last as long as shop-bought jam, but if you store it in the fridge, it should last for a week.


I use grams in my recipes as weighing ingredients is the most accurate method. However, if cups are your thing, you can convert my measurements at Cook it Simply.