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ginger pear chia jam in glass jar

Ginger Pear Chia Jam

This easy Ginger Pear Chia Jam recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and made with only 5-ingredients. It's a delicious and seasonal, fall-spiced homemade jam with no added pectin. Enjoy it on top of toast, yogurt bowls, pancakes, oatmeal, and more!
Course Breakfast, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword chia seeds, jam, pears
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • 3 bosc pears
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup


  • Start by peeling the skin off your pears and giving them a good wash. Cut and core the pears, then chop them into smaller pieces.
  • Place pears and water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, and allow the pears to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until they are easily mashable.
  • Add ground ginger, cinnamon, chia seeds, and maple syrup to the cooking pears. Stir well.
  • After adding the other ingredients, mash everything together with a fork or potato masher and continue to cook for another 5 or so minutes. The pears should be broken down into a mash, but there may still be some chunks and texture!
  • Remove the chia-pear mixture from heat and allow to cool for at least 10 minutes. This will allow the jam to thicken even more.
  • Transfer jam to a glass jar and store in the fridge. Chia jam will keep for about 2 weeks.