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Blueberry Rhubarb Chia Jam | Craving Something Healthy

Blueberry Rhubarb Chia Jam

Rhubarb doesn't need to be peeled, but remove any obvious strings. This recipe makes about 2 1/2 cups
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 51kcal


  • 2 cups sliced rhubarb (from about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 cup sugar or sweetener or choice or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup water (or up to 1/2 cup as needed)
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen wild blueberries any stems removed, washed
  • 1/2 cup chia seeds


  • Place the rhubarb and sweetener in a saucepan along with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water (enough water to melt the sugar and let the rhubarb simmer). Bring the mixture to a boil, and then lower the heat to medium. 
  • Cool the rhubarb for about 15 minutes or until it's tender and starts to fall apart.
  • Add the orange zest and the blueberries. Return the mixture to a boil, and simmer for just about 5 more minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • Turn the heat off and stir in the chia seeds. Let the jam cool. As it cools and absorbs the chia seeds, it will thicken up.
  • Spoon jam into sterilized jars. 
  • Store in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.


Calories: 51kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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