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Delicious Cheese Spread with Chia Seed Jam

Kim Lee
For all of your upcoming spring events, make an easy cheese tray that will suit every eater. Accompany the spread with a delicious chia seed jam.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 17 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds


  • Set a medium saucepan, with fruit, over medium heat.
  • When fruit comes to a boil lower heat and simmer fruit for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 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.
  • To store, 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.