This Strawberry Chia Jam is sweet, delicious, and perfectly healthy as it contains no refined sugar! Made in an Instant Pot or another electric pressure cooker, it takes very little hands-on time and is super convenient to make | imagelicious.com #chia #chiajam #instantpot #instantpotjam #freezerjamMakes 3 cups1 serving = 2 tablespoons
Add the frozen peaches to the pot first, add the prepared strawberries on top.
Pour the maple syrup and the lemon juice over the fruit.
Wait for about 2-3 minutes until the frozen peaches start melting and there's liquid at the bottom of the Instant Pot.
Put the lid on and turn the vent into the sealing position.
Press cancel to turn the sauté mode off.
Press Manual or Pressure Cooker button (depending on your model) and using the arrow buttons set the cook time to 2 minutes. It will take about 10 minutes to come to pressure.
Once the Instant Pot beeps that the 2 minutes of cooking are done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes before doing a quick release!IMPORTANT: it is very important to do a natural pressure release first! If you don't wait for a few minutes before venting the pressure manually, the liquid WILL OVERFLOW from the back of the Instant Pot! I learned it the hard way! Also, make sure to put a kitchen towel over the vent when doing a manual release to catch all the pink juices. The back cup for the liquid will most likely get at least half full.
Mash the fruit with a fork or a masher until it's no longer in big chunks.
Turn the sauté function on and add the chia seeds. Mix.
Let the Instant Pot Jam cook for about 3-5 minutes to thicken. I usually do it for about 5 minutes but depending on how much liquid is in the pot, you might need to do it for a bit longer.
Transfer to the clean jars and cool before eating. Cooling will help this Strawberry Chia Jam thicken and the chia seeds will soften a bit.
Use any sweet stone frozen fruit like peaches, mangoes, nectarines, apricots, or plums. You can also use frozen berries or frozen strawberries.
You can omit all the maple syrup if you have really sweet fruit or you can add a bit more maple syrup for a sweeter treat.
It is VERY important to let the Instant Pot Jam release naturally for a little bit. Leaving it be for 5 minutes will ensure that the mixture settles inside a bit. But just in case, you can place a kitchen towel under the Instant Pot to catch the spillovers.