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Raw Blueberry-Blackberry Chia Jam

Recipe: Raw Blueberry-Blackberry Chia Jam

Summary: The fresh berry flavor bursts forward in this raw jam thickened by natural pectin in the blueberries and the jelling quality of chia seeds.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Puree the berries in a food processor. Whirl in the rest of the ingredients. Transfer to a jam jar or lidded container and refrigerate for 1-2 hours before using. The jam will be semi-firm and set by then.
  2. Enjoy!

Raw Blueberry-Blackberry Chia Jam on Shockingly Delicious [4]Quick notes

Chef Scott Samuel of the Culinary Institute of America says, “Uncooked fresh and frozen blueberries in blended mixtures will gel within a few minutes of standing. The natural pectin in the blueberries causes that to occur, but is avoidable by allowing the mixture to stand until it gels, and then re-blend or stir it until the mixture has regained a smooth consistency. Add an acid, such as lemon juice, to blueberries and you get a beautiful pink-to-magenta color that happens naturally. In fact, if you have a blueberry mixture that’s gray or lavender, it means the pH of the environment is too basic. Add a bit of acid to brighten it up.”

Ingredients

Melissa’s Produce sent the chia seeds for recipe testing. Heilala sent the vanilla paste. Driscoll’s provided the blackberries.

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian, vegan
Diet tags: Gluten free, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 10-12
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)