With only a few days left until Christmas we wanted to share one last holiday recipe with you. This jam is actually a perfect Christmas gift (or a perfect gift for any occasion). It is simple to make, and if you use small jars one batch will be enough for supplying your whole family. We don’t eat a lot of jam in our family, most of them are too sweet for us. But when we do we always go for the naturally sweetened or unsweetened kind. When you heat pomegranate seeds and raspberries they become quite sweet on their own, so this jam doesn’t need much sweetener at all, we just added a little agave syrup in the end. The fresh thyme gives it a nice twist, and it blends unexpectedly well with the fruity flavors. So basically, all we want to say here is that you should give this jam an hour of your life and you will both have a delicious treat for breakfast and your last Christmas gifts all wrapped up and ready. Enjoy!
Pomegranate, Raspberry & Thyme Jam
Makes 6–8 small jars
We don’t blend the seeds since we like our jam crunchy. But you can easily blend them to get a smoother jam .
250 g frozen raspberries
1/2 lemon, juice
1 handful fresh thyme leaves
1/2 cup agave syrup (or more to your own taste)
1. Divide the pomegranates in half and transfer them to a large bowl, in which you discard the peel and the membranes so that only seeds and juice is left. This is kind of messy so don’t wear your favorite shirt. You could also fill the bowl with water and do this with your hands below the surface, but you will lose some of the juice in the process.
2. Transfer the juice and seeds to a large pot. Add the raspberries and agave and heat slowly until it boils. Stir well so that all is mixed.
3. As soon as it boils, lower the heat, add the thyme leaves, stir around and let everything simmer for 20-30 minutes.
4. Meanwhile sterilize the jars by boiling them in hot water for several minutes.
5. Add the lemon juice. Let it stay on the heat for one more minute.
6. Transfer it carefully into the sterilized bottles and close the lid. Allow it to set at room temperature.
7. Refrigerate when set. Stays fresh for a few weeks.
Ps. BIG HUGS to all of you. Hope you have a great Christmas! Elsa is at least super excited about celebrating her first real Christmas (last year was in Thailand). She (kind of) sings Christmas songs all day long.