Cherry Chia Jam

This Cherry Chia Jam is super easy to make and works wonderfully in recipes such as our Black Forest Yogurt Parfaits.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen pitted dark cherries
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


Combine cherries, orange juice and water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer and cover, cooking for 15 minutes.

Remove lid and cook for 5 more minutes to reduce liquids, lightly smashing cherries with a wooden spoon.

Stir in chia seeds and pour into a heatproof glass jar. Cover and refrigerate, 2 hours or overnight.

Recipe and photo by Angela Sackett