Summer plums, fall pears, and a nice little spicy hit of ginger. This healthier jam is naturally sweetened with a small amount of pure maple syrup (or honey) and thickened with superpowered chia seeds. Perfect for the freezer - if you can stop eating it long enough to tuck some away!
1poundripe Bartlett pearsseeds and stem removed and diced
Set a medium-large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pears, plums, ginger, and 1/3 cup maple syrup. Heat until boiling and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the fruit has cooked down and liquified, 25-30 minutes. Carefully mash any remaining chunks of fruit with a potato masher or fork. Taste and add additional syrup, if desired, until the jam reaches the sweetness level that you prefer. Stir in chia seeds and cook for another minute. Remove from heat and let cool enough to pour into lidded jars. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freeze for 2-3 months.