Plum chia seeds jam with figs and star anise

jams, Recipes, Vegan | 22 September 2016 | By

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Oh yes, autumn’s here. Till now we are very spoiled with a nice weather in Paris. Real Indian summer. I’m totally in love with the autumn harvest. So many choices of fruits and vegetables on the market….Foodie’s heaven <3. One of the fruits that I really love in autumn is plums. When I say plums I have immediately lots of memories coming up in my mind: plum harvest at my parents garden and then delicious cake baking with my mom, I can't even describe the amazing smell of it all over the house. Plum chia seeds jam is a modern version of my grandma's classical plum jam recipe which dates about 100 years. Can you imagine? She would always put inside the star anise to give a nice taste to it. She would also put some Brandy in a few airtight containers. You know, in my homeland the winter can be really tough :). Hope you will like and enjoy this version.

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INGREDIENTS:
– 300g plums, stoned and cut in half
– 100g figs, cut in half
– 3x star anise
– 1/2 glass of chia seeds
– 2 tbsp raw honey or more if you want little sweeter
– 4 tbsp of Brandy (optional)

Place the plums and figs into a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 30 minutes until the fruits are soft. Mash the fruits with a potato masher till smooth. Add chia seeds and star anise and cook over low heat for another 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. Place on the side for about 20 minutes to cool. Add honey into the mixture. Mix well. Transfer it carefully into sterilized airtight containers. Place in the fridge when set. It will stay delicious for about a week.

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