This Mulled Wine Plum Chia Jam is all your Christmas wishes come true! Beautifully spiced, packed full of nutrients and suitable for all the family. Impress all your friends with a jar of this this Christmas time - no one needs to know how simple it really was!
Destone and cut each plum into 8 chunks. Add them to a medium saucepan along with the orange juice. Bring the pan to a light simmer then add your vanilla seeds and pod, orange slices, cloves, star anise, cinnamon sticks and bay leaf, give everything a good stir and continue to cook on a light simmer for 20 minutes or until the plums are very soft.
Use a spoon to remove the spices from the pan before grating in ½ the nutmeg and using a hand blender to blend the plums into a chunky puree.
Return the plums to the heat and bring to the boil before removing from the heat and stirring in the chia seeds and maple syrup.
Allow the jam to cool completely and thicken up before transferring into sterilised jars and storing in the fridge.
If you prefer your jam without bits, transfer the jam into a food processor once cold and blitz until smooth.
This jam will last well for two weeks in the fridge or for up to three months in the freezer.