Meet the new and improved cranberry sauce! This healthy Cranberry Apple Chia Jam is sure to become a favorite.
This chia jam could easily become a new family tradition for Thanksgiving and replace cranberry sauce. It is sweet, tart, thick, and chunky.
For the star of the show serve a Lentil Loaf.
Another recipe to try is my Hibiscus Lemonade Chia Fresca recipe.
- Cranberries: Fresh or frozen both work.
- Apples: I used Gala apples, but you could use whatever your favorite variety is.
- Chia seeds: Gives a gelatinous quality when you add them to liquid.
- Lemon juice: Adds a bright tart flavor.
- Maple syrup: Adds a sweet maple flavor.
- Water: To cook the apples and cranberry in.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
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Peel and slice two apples. Add to a pan along with cranberries and water.
Simmer until the apples are soft and the cranberries have split. Mash with a potato masher.
Take off the stove and add chia seeds, lemon juice, and maple syrup.
How to Use Chia Jam
- In yogurt
- On toast
- In smoothies
- Eat by the spoonful
👩🏻🍳 Recipe FAQs
Chia seeds get gelatinous in liquid, so they make a great substitute for pectin in homemade jelly and jam.
While chia seeds will get gelatinous after about 20 minutes, I like to soak them for 1 hour.
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Cranberry Apple Chia Jam
- Potato masher
- Peel and dice apples.
- Put diced apples, cranberries, and water in a pan. Simmer for 8-10 minutes. Take off the heat.
- Using a potato masher, mash apples and cranberries.
- Add lemon juice, maple syrup, and chia seeds. Place in an air tight container and let sit for at least an hour to thicken.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.