Set a medium saucepan
with fruit, over medium heat.
When fruit comes to a boil lower heat and simmer fruit for about 5 minutes
Add maple syrup and chia seeds; continue to cook for 5-7 minutes more and stir occasionally. Mash fruit with your spoon as you stir
if preferred. I like to leave some fruit unmashed for added texture.
Remove from heat and allow jam to sit and thicken for about 10 minutes.
place in an airtight jam jar or other container, and keep it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Can also be frozen for up to two months.
Frozen fruit would probably work, but I have not tried this. Also, any berries work. Try substituting strawberries and blackberries.
Replace maple syrup with honey, if preferred.