Monday, June 25, 2018

Instant Pot Strawberry Chia Jam

An Instant Pot recipe to make a yummy Strawberry Jam. This easy to make jam takes only 3 minutes to cook and needs only four ingredients!

Summer is officially here and it is time to #CookOut! From Summer parties to grilling and drinks of various kinds, it is the time to bring out the swimwear and barbecue tools. 

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This year I have joined over 50 bloggers to bring to you a week FULL of recipes that are perfect for cooking out with your friends and family. I am kicking off the week with a quick yummy jam summer sandwiches. 

I was shopping for the ingredients to make all these yummy dishes in association with the sponsors of the week and I brought home a strawberry flat. With super ripe strawberries in the entire case, I HAD to make something quickly.

So I decided to make a BIG bottle of this Strawberry Jam. Most jams have pectin added to them and have a long shelf life. This jam is more of a refrigerator jam which is made and consumed within a week. With zero preservatives, this jam is super yummy and easy to make. 

With multiple uses from sandwiches to adding to your yogurt, this jam is super delicious and needs only a few ingredients. Plus, made in my favorite gadget, this Instant Pot Jam is so simple that I can make t every week using a different berry! 

Why CHIA seeds in a Jam?

For the longest time I have been looking for something that would make my jam nice and thick but is all natural. Though there are various options, CHIA has become my go-to option. With a natural tendency to soak up moisture, these seeds help in getting a perfect texture for any kind of jam. 

Add a spoon full of these seeds and leave the jam for a few hours. After that the jam will be perfectly thick and will taste awesome too. I was reluctant at first, but after adding it a couple of times, I am in LOVE with the consistency it gives to the jam. 

Why Instant Pot to make the Jam?

The easiest way to make a jam to to use an Instant Pot. All you need to do is add all the ingredients to the pot, mix, cook and cool. And with a 6 or 8 qt machine, you can easily make jam using over 3-4 pounds of fruits. 

If you are a strawberry lover like me, this jam is for you. If not, you can add any berries of your choice or mix and match them. You can even make a yummy peach or nectarine jam. The method is the same and the result is always delicious! 

Head straight to the recipe and do not forget to enter the giveaway! Come back tomorrow for another #CookOut recipe! 


Strawberries 2 cups
Chia Seeds 2 tbsp
Sugar 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice 1/4 tsp


Wash and dice the strawberries. In the base of the Instant Pot add the berries and sprinkle sugar over it. Let the sugar rest for 10 minutes. 

After 10 minutes set the mode to pressure cook, time to 3 minutes and pressure to high. Set the vent to sealing.

Add 2 tbsp water and close the lid. Let the berries cook till the end of the cooking time. Let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes and then do a quick release. 

Open the lid and add in lemon juice and chia seeds. Mix well and let the jam cool to room temperature. As it cools, it will become thick as well. Transfer to and airtight jar and refrigerate. Use as required for up to a week.

The jam can be frozen for months! I like to divide it into silicone molds and freeze in single serve portions. Just pop one and use as you like! 

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#CookoutWeek 2018 is here! During the next week, I am joining over 50 of my blogger friends to celebrate summer by posting delicious cookout-themed recipes. If you love grilling, frozen treats, picnics, berries, s'mores, campfire meals, and other summer goodies... you are in the right place! This week, we are also hosting a HUGE giveaway thanks to our generous #CookoutWeek sponsors. Enter below to win. 

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  • Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill from blog hosts The PinterTest Kitchen. This grill has 280 square inches of cooking space over porcelain-coated grates and two 12-inch side shelves for extra prep space. 
  • A Red KitchenAid Mixer and 5 Flavored Butters from our friends at Chef Shamy. Make the World a Butter Place® with Chef Shamy! The winner will receive Garlic Butter, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Honey Butter, Vanilla Bean Honey Butter, Strawberry Honey Butter, and French Onion Butter with Asiago Cheese to use in your favorite cookout recipes. And if you just can't wait, use 10BUTTER10 starting today to get 10% off your Chef Shamy butter order on Amazon. These butters contain no oil, and the savory butters are perfect for keto recipes. 
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  • Butter-flavored Organic Coconut Oil from our friends at Barlean's. This dairy free option offers all the healthy benefits of organic coconut oil, with the rich taste of butter. It's great on toast, popcorn, baked potatoes, or cooked vegetables. You can also substitute it 1:1 for butter in baking, cooking, and frying, and of course it is perfect as a butter substitute for all your favorite cookout recipes. 
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