Raspberry Jalapeño Chia Jam

About 2 cups fresh raspberries (frozen should work too)

1 Jalapeño, diced (discard seeds and membrane if desired)

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp lemon juice

3 tbsp chia seeds

1. Add raspberries, jalapeños, maple syrup and lemon juice to a small sauce pan over medium-low heat.

2. While heating stir and mash everything together until combined and it is nice and juicy.  Remove from heat.

4. Place a fine strainer over a bowl and pour contents in.  Use a spoon to push all the liquid through the strainer while leaving the seeds behind.  (This step is optional if you don't mind the raspberry seeds and jalapeño pieces in your jam)

5. Add chia seeds and stir to combine.

6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes while the seeds set.  Now you have jam!

Makes 4 to 6 ounces  |  crystalvaughn.com