Want a more natural tasting jam for your breakfast? This recipe has only 5 ingredients and we tested it with unrefined, organic coconut sugar. It is made from the coconut plant and has a lower Glycemic Index than refined sugar. We’d like to see long term research on coconut sugar before we’re convinced to use it more; however, cooking with a moderate amount is fine.
Note that using less sugar than typical jam recipes and avoiding any artificial ‘gelling’ ingredients make the texture of this jam less gelatinous. Still, it’s very tasty!
For PDF copy of recipe, Pineapple Cherry Jam
Makes 1 small jar
2 cups pineapple, finely chopped
1 cup cherries, finely chopped (frozen or fresh)
1 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup unrefined, organic coconut sugar
- Combine pineapple, cherries and water in small pot, and cook on stove top at medium low heat for about 40 minutes or until water reduces.
- Add lemon juice and sugar and cook for another 45 to 60 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
- Let cool and then refrigerate in glass jar. Will keep in fridge for about 3 months.