Our Blueberry and Irish Sea Moss jam recipe is low-sugar, healing and alkaline. It's just as delicious on scones, breakfast waffles or toast as it is on a platter, served with cheeses.
It will remain fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week and can be stored in the freezer for up to two months. Remember to label it with the date! Avoid storing the jam at room temperature.
Cooking time (once gel is made): 25 minutes not including cooling time
- 3 cups blueberries*: You can use fresh or frozen. If you use frozen, let the blueberries thaw before using them.
- ¼ cup Chia Seeds
- ¼ cup Irish Moss gel
- 2 Tbs Maple Syrup or agave nectar
- 1 Lemon: You’ll need the juice and zest of a lemon. It is easiest to prepare the lemon zest first, then juice it.
- Combine blueberries, maple syrup, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a saucepan set over low heat, bringing the mixture to a gentle boil for approximately 5 minutes. Stir occasionally as the blueberries start to burst. Utilise a wooden spoon to mash about half of the blueberries, releasing their juices.
- Increase the heat to medium-high and let the mixture boil for roughly 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by half. Stir occasionally during this process.
- Lower the heat to low and incorporate the chia seeds. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, allowing the jam to thicken.
- Turn off the heat and introduce sea moss, stirring it in. Let the jam cool for a minimum of 10 minutes before transferring it into a mason jar.
- Ensure the jam cools completely before placing it in the refrigerator. Once cool, tightly seal the lid on the jam and store it in the refrigerator.
- Serve the jam with biscuits and cheese, in a sandwich, on toast, or with alkaline-friendly french toast, waffles, or pancakes.
- When preserving your jam, ensure a secure seal by tightly closing the lid on your mason jar.
- Feel free to utilise any suggested berries, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, or a delightful blend of mixed berries! Opt for local berries during their season for the richest nutrients and flavour. Frozen berries are also a suitable alternative.