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September 16, 2016

Concord Grape Chia Jam

Chia seeds are the secret to quick fruit jams like this concord grape chia jam. Try spreading it on toast or swirling it into yogurt.

Concord Grape Chia Jam

About 5 years ago a friend taught me how to can.

It wasn’t long before I had an entire kitchen cabinet filled with Ball jars and other canning essentials.

My interest in home preserving has kind of waned since my initial excitement, so now I put those jars to use storing dry ingredients in the pantry and leftovers in the fridge.

They also are perfect for transporting lunch to the office.

Last weekend I overbought grapes at the market. J

am crossed my mind, but I wasn’t crazy about spending an afternoon boiling and sealing jars for a small yield.

Instead I used chia seeds to make a quick jam that gelled in no time.

I loved the texture and how sweet this concord grape chia jam turned out, but the best part was that it only needed a little agave and no sugar.

Concord Grape Chia Jam
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Concord Grape Chia Jam

Concord Grape Chia Jam

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
  • Total Time: 43 minute
  • Yield: 1517 minutes 1x

Chia seeds are the secret to quick fruit jams like this concord grape chia jam. Try spreading it on toast or swirling it into yogurt.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups concord grapes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave or honey
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Slip the grapes out of their skins and separate the flesh from the skins. Puree the grape skins in a food processor for 2-3 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any leftover grape skin.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook the grape flesh until it releases some juice and starts to break down, about 5-7 minutes. Strain the flesh through a fine mesh sieve using a wooden spoon to push it through while removing the seeds.
  3. Return the strained grape skins and flesh to the large saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, agave and chia seeds. Cool to room temperature before transferring to a jar or other airtight storage container. The jam will be thicken more once it is fully chilled.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator.

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