My friend has an apricot tree. It is a lovely tree. How fortunate that I am her friend to receive fresh apricots! I decided to whip up some fresh apricot jam…this literally took me 15 minutes to make. So simple. So fresh. So delicious. The chia seeds help give this jam body, texture, and some wonderful omega-3’s. You can use different fruits in place of apricots – I have used strawberries with great success! This jam is delicious on homemade bread, pancakes, waffles, muffins, or straight from the spoon! Enjoy!
4 cup fresh apricots
2 tablespoons honey or agave
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
Soak the chia seeds in 4 tablespoons of water for about 1o minutes until it becomes a “gel”. Wash and pit your apricots. Place in a food processor. Add the chia “gel” and honey. Pulse until desired consistency is achieved. Keep refrigerated for 2 weeks or freeze for 6 months.