Monday, April 15, 2013

RAW JAM

I absolutely love this recipe.  Three ingredients blended in a few minutes and voila!  I was recently asked by a reader and friends about finding a good recipe for raw jam and so here it is.  I took it to a party and it was really a hit!  Use it with your favorite PB&J dish (or AB&J - Almond Butter :) ) Or, as we did, make some raw vanilla whipped cream and eat it atop your favorite cracker or bread with the jam - its oooooh so good!  And don't forget my Fig Jam when fig season comes around... which is just around the corner.  I can't wait.
One thing to remember though when you make raw jam is that is fresh, so it will not last as long as regular jam.  Make them in small batches... it a treat that you're whole family will love.

 

RAW JAM

1 cup organic blueberries or strawberries
1/2 teaspoon psyllium husk powder*
1 teaspoon raw agave or raw honey
Blend all the ingredients together to the desired consistency.  Transfer the mixture to an air tight jar or container and let it chill for 15 minutes.  Voila, you now have your jam!  I love this jam.  It tastes so fresh you can't go wrong.
If you want it just a tad firmer, then use 3/4 teaspoon psyllium husk.
*To learn more about psyllium husk check out this link.  The psyllium husk powder asks as a thickening agent.  Only a small amount is needed.  I have also seen raw jam made with chia seeds.  I haven't personally tried using chia seeds yet, but I can definitely see how that may work too.
Enjoy!


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4 comments:

therawfoodsisters.com said...

What a great idea! Waaaay much better than all other jams out. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren said...

Yum! Your blueberry jam looks awesome! It is definitely going on my to-make list. I make a jam similar to yours that I top raw cookies with. I'll have to experiment with blueberry jam on top.
Here's the cookie recipe:
http://www.rawlau.com/2013/03/18/raw-strawberry-jam-thumbprint-cookie-recipe/

Felicia said...

Hi The Raw Food Sisters! Yes, soooo much better and so delicious! Thanks for stopping by! xFelicia

Felicia said...

Hi Lauren,
Thanks for stopping by! Your cookies looks delicious! I think this jam would be perfect on it! xFelicia

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