Blackberries are thickened with chia seeds over low heat and then mixed with bittersweet chocolate to make a jam that is rich and satisfying.
1 lb. frozen blackberries
2 T water
2 T granulated sugar
3 T Chia seeds
½ tsp. vanilla
small pinch of salt
3 oz (85g) 65% bittersweet chocolate, chopped
In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the blackberries and 2 T of water for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the blackberries are soft enough to crush with the back of a spoon.
If you don't care for seeds, mash the blackberries through a strainer to remove the seeds. If you aren't bothered by the seeds, continue on with the next step.
To the remaining pulp, add the sugar and the Chia seeds.
Cook over medium-low for another 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens.
Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Let it sit for a minute or two to melt, then stir well to completely combine the chocolate and blackberry mixture. Stir in the vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Let cool to warm and then spoon into a jar.
Recipe by BakeNQuilt at http://www.bakenquilt.com/2015/09/chocolate-blackberry-chia-seed-jam/