summertime farm stand jam

by Kristina Sloggett

in Gluten Free, Meatless Monday, raw, recipes, summertime, Vegan

red plum and fig jam

I think it is just human nature for some people to not read instructions. To not read articles, blog posts (I learned that almost immediately), really much of anything.

I do read, I really really do.

fig and plum jam

Then sometimes my brain turns jelly to jam.


Meatless Monday this week and next is jelly. While I may try to argue here that they are similar, just for the sake of this is what I made and I am now out of town and cannot make something with jelly, the truth is jam and jelly are like apples to airplanes. They are different.

I honestly cannot recall when I have ever had jelly in my house. I prefer jam and it’s whole fruit consistency versus jelly and it’s clear, made from fruit juice thing.

I really had the best intentions of playing by the rules when I gathered fresh fruit from the farmers market.

This is my jam

summertime farm stand jam

red plum and fig jam

YIELD: 2 small (125 ml) jars

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan, raw


1/2 pint fresh figs
3 large red plums, pitted
2 Medjool dates
zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons chia seeds


Chop figs and plums. In blender, combine figs, plums, dates and lemon zest, blend until smooth (or to your desired jam consistency). Add chia, quickly blend to combine. Transfer to covered jars, refrigerate.

Enjoy this jam within ~two weeks.

chia jam recipe


To see jelly recipes from people that can follow rules, visit Heather!


BWV Round2 August thumb Ready to CREATE with Jelly?


this recipe was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays.


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Eileen August 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

Fig in jam form is one of the best things ever. I like mine best with black pepper. The fig & plum combination sounds fabulous!


2 Heather @ Better With Veggies August 19, 2013 at 6:30 pm

So I hear you saying I cheated on my own recipe challenge. Yea…I kinda knew that, but I think it’s okay since you posted a chia jelly too. :) Hope you are having a good day friend!!


3 Kristi Rimkus August 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm

That’s what I call a healthy jam!


4 debbie August 20, 2013 at 3:21 am

I’ve never really cared much for jam. They all just taste too sweet but this sounds perfect. Thanks for posting this!


5 jobo August 21, 2013 at 10:31 am

Um, yum. I would eat this on ANYTHING!! XOXO


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