This flavorful combination of cherries and pomegranate juice is cleverly thickened into spreadable jam by using chia seeds. There’s nothing like spreading a little fiber, vitamins C, K, and B, calcium, melatonin, calcium, and potassium on your morning toast! Recipe and photo by Ann Oliverio, from Crave, Eat, Heal: Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes to Satisfy Every Appetite * reprinted with permission © 2015 Front Table Books.
Cherry-Pomegranate Refrigerator Jam
- 1 ½ cups frozen sweet cherries
- 1 cup 100% pomegranate juice
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cherry-flavored liquid stevia
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla-flavored liquid stevia
Put the cherries and the pomegranate juice in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
Turn the heat down and simmer the cherries for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the cherry mixture from the heat and stir in the chia seeds, lemon juice, and stevia liquids.
Allow the mixture to cool for a while before spooning into a pint-sized mason jar.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
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