Summer berries during the ripening period delight us with their abundance, and in order for them not to disappear from them, you can make jam or preserves. This cooking option does not require special skills and is not suitable for long-term storage, but nevertheless will allow you to store berries for several weeks. For berry jam, you can use various variations of berries and fruits. If you add chia seeds, they will absorb the liquid and you will get a thicker consistency more like jam.
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Prep.: 5 minutes Cooking time: 17 minutes Servings: 1-2 glasses
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¾ cup chopped strawberries
- ¾ cup raspberries
- 2 tablespoons sugar or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of ½ lemon)
- 1 ½ tablespoon chia seeds
Wash the berries thoroughly and dry. Remove stems from strawberries and cut them into small pieces. In a medium saucepan or jug, combine the berries, sugar and lemon juice.
Put the ladle over medium heat, bring to a boil and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly for 7-10 minutes until a homogeneous consistency is obtained.
Remove pot from heat, add chia seeds, stir, cool for 10 minutes. Add sugar and lemon juice to taste if needed.
Cool the jam to room temperature, pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 weeks. Ready jam can be served immediately with tea
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