Sweet, fruity and healthy

Making your own fruit jam is easier than you think!

The choices of buying fruit jams in the supermarket are endless but finding a healthy option is almost impossible. Most fruit jams found on shelves are filled with more sugar than fruits, which isn’t healthy for sure.

So, why not make your own jam to suit your preferences? Truly, the sky’s the limit when you make your own fruit jams.

We want to help you create some batches of healthy mouth-watering jams. So, do yourself a big favour and try out these amazing recipes. It’ll feel worth it each time you open a jar to spread on your toast.

Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

400 g   Strawberries, washed and halved

2 tbsp  Chia seeds

1 tsp    Lemon juice (optional)

1 tbsp  Sugar (optional)

2 tbsp  Water

 

  

Method

  1. Add all the ingredients into a saucepan under medium heat and let it bubble away for 15 minutes.
  2. Once it starts bubbling, lower the heat and use a fork to mash the strawberries together.
  3. Then continue to cook on low heat for 30 minutes until reduced by half.
  4. Stir regularly to prevent the jam from burning and stir continuously towards the end of the cooking process.
  5. Taste in case you might want to add some sugar if the strawberries are a little too sour to your liking.
  6. Cool it down for 30 minutes before filling it into a sterilised jar. Store in the fridge.

Apple Jam

Ingredients

1.5 kg  Red apples, peeled and diced

¼ tsp   Clove powder

¼ tsp   Cinnamon powder

¼ cup  Water (can be substituted with apple juice)

1 tbsp     Sugar (optional)

2 tbsp  Lemon juice (optional)

2 tbsp  Chia seeds

 

 

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Then, add them into a saucepan and boil for 30 to 40 minutes under low heat until soft.
  3. Use a fork and mash the ingredients together and mix it well.
  4. Remember to stir regularly to avoid burning the jam.
  5. Turn off the heat and let it cool down for 30 minutes before putting the jam into a jar. Store in the fridge.

Jam tip: You can use other fruits like guava, lemons, blueberries or even oranges to make jam.

Sources: SideChef, Garden Fresh Foodie