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Video: No-Bake Jam: Top Rated Recipes
A delicious jam rich in vitamins? Yes ! Crufiture, or no-cook jam, allows you to enjoy seasonal fruits and flavors without losing its beneficial properties. To spread on your slices of bread, pancakes, homemade cakes or to eat as is, the new summer 2020 gourmet trend is very easy to achieve. So, after the vegan spread, here's another idea to try!
Super healthy, minute no-cook jam - tips and recipes for success
Yes, preparing a jam without any cooking is quite possible. Stemming from the raw food movement, crufiture is arguably the new dessert for foodistas during the fresh fruit season. But where exactly does this phenomenon come from? What are its benefits and how to prepare it at home? Focus on a healthy spread that will quickly turn your breakfast upside down.
First, let's be clear about one thing: the difference between traditional jam and raw jam. The first is obviously a preparation made from sugar and crushed fruit that is cooked until the water evaporates. The crufiture, for its part, uses the same ingredients by modifying the preparation mechanism. In other words, we spread the fruits and sugar on large copper trays that we let dry in the wind and in the sun afterwards until a gelled mixture is obtained.
And if traditional jam is not prized for its lack of benefits at breakfast time, crufiture, on the other hand, is a real mine of virtues. By removing the cooking, all the vitamins and nutrients in the fruit used are retained. We also enjoy a more colorful, tastier and certainly more ecological jelly, because of its realization requiring no energy.
To prepare one of our crufitures, two techniques are essential. When the weather is nice enough outside, take your favorite fruits and mash them with a fork in a salad bowl. Mix them with sugar and spread the preparation obtained on a plate which you will then place in the garden for several hours. To avoid attracting insects, don't forget to cover it with a tea towel or cling film. Store for 3 days and no more.
As for the quick method, chia seeds are used to absorb water from the fruit and provide a jelly texture. So place the fruit-sugar preparation in an airtight jar and place it in the fridge for an hour before consuming. Keep your crufiture in the fridge for 4/5 days.
Please note: not all seasonal fruits can be made into jam, as they do not all keep the same way. Citrus fruits are generally best avoided by beginners. Red berries, kiwi, and apricots are great to try this summer.
No-bake strawberry jam that smells like childhood
- 2 cups of strawberries
- 1 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 sachet of liquid pectin
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
In a fairly large bowl, combine the strawberries and sugar and leave them for about 10 minutes. Then add the pectin and lemon juice, stirring gently. Stir for 3-4 minutes. Leave the crufiture in the fridge for 24 hours and finally pour it into an airtight jar. Enjoy for 3 days.
No-Bake Raspberry Express Jam with Chia Seeds
As you already know, the ingredients used for the preparation of a homemade jam are not the same as those for a crufiture. Besides the choice of suitable fruits, there is a magic ingredient: chia seeds. Black or beige, chia seeds are low in calories and carbohydrates, and high in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, minerals and protein. Strongly resembling flax or sesame seeds, they are easy to pair with everyday recipes. Slightly moistened, these seeds produce the same effect as gelatin, making them simply ideal for making jams.
- 1 cup of fresh raspberries
- 1 C. chia seeds
- 1 C. water / apple juice
- maple syrup instead of sugar
Crush or put in a food processor the raspberries to reduce them to a puree. Pour in the chia seeds and water and mix. Add a little maple syrup, if the fruit is not sweet enough, and mix everything well. Place the jam in an airtight jar and refrigerate for 30 minutes before consuming. The same recipe with chia seeds, you can try it with other fruits of your choice. The taste will be just as good!
Easy multi-fruit jam without cooking
- 4 cups of fruit of your choice, finely chopped
- 300 gr of granulated sugar
- 45 g gelling powder (for no-bake jam)
- 1 C. chia seeds (optional)
To prepare the following recipe, you can choose between blueberries and peaches, raspberries and pears, kiwi and red fruits, peaches and cherries, plums, pears and peaches, pineapples and peaches or even pineapples and cherries. Once the fruits have been chosen, finely chop them and place them in a large bowl. Add the sugar and let stand for 15 minutes. At the end of this time, pour in the gelling powder, stirring for 3 min. Leave on for another 5 minutes and stir for 1-2 minutes. Pour the crufiture into an airtight jar and consume or refrigerate.
Tip: You can replace the gelling powder with chia seeds.
Banana (and strawberry) crufiture
- 2 cups of crushed strawberries
- 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
- 2-3 cups of sugar
- 49 g crystallized fruit pectin
Put the crushed fruit in a large bowl and pour in the sugar. Mix the pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar and gradually add to the bowl with the fruit, stirring carefully for half an hour. Add the rest of the sugar and continue stirring for 3 minutes until it is completely dissolved. Pour the preparation into a clean airtight jar and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store in the fridge or, if you do not intend to consume the jam during the current week, put in the freezer.
If, on the other hand, you have had enough of the traditional berry jam, you are free to remove the strawberries and opt for a kilo of ripe bananas without spots. The result will be just as good!
Exotic no-cook mango and maracuja jam
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 small mango
- 1/2 maracuja
- 2-3 tbsp. tablespoons of fructose (powder)
- 1 C. vanilla (powder)
- 1 C. chia seeds, soaked beforehand
Peel the banana and cut it into pieces. Ditto for the mango. Hollow out the maracuja and use half of its flesh. Put everything in the bowl of your food processor and puree. Add the other ingredients and mix again. Put the preparation in an airtight jar and keep cool. If you wish, you can replace the maracuja with a passion fruit.
Crufiture of figs with chia seeds
- 350 g ripe figs
- 1-2 tsp. chia seeds
- 1 C. agave syrup / honey
Wash your figs and cut them in half. To put a few pieces of figs in the crufiture, reserve a few figs which you then cut into small pieces. In a large bowl, mix the figs with the agave syrup and chia seeds. Add the reserved fig pieces and mix everything well. Leave the chia seeds to work for a few hours or overnight before transferring the jam without a casing into an airtight jar. Use to garnish your homemade ice cream.
Apricot crufiture with almond flavor
- 8 fresh apricots
- 3 tbsp. almond puree (or whole blanched almonds)
- 3 tbsp. of honey
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla powder
- guar gum
Start by washing and pitting the apricots. In the bowl of your food processor, put all the ingredients except the guar gum. Mix until you obtain a fruit puree. Then add the guar gum and mix again. Transfer everything to a jar and enjoy with your toast, brioches or blinis.
Raw pineapple and coconut jam to consume without guilt
With unparalleled lightness and super fresh taste, this next no-bake jam promises not to ruin your figure!
- 200 grams of pineapple in pieces
- 3 tbsp. grated coconut
- 1 C. coconut flour
- 2 tbsp. tablespoons of fructose (sugar, honey)
Put all the ingredients, except the coconut powder, in your food processor and blend for 1 min or until you get a smooth puree. Then add the coconut powder and mix again. Put in a jar and consume!
Spreadable Orange Flavored Prunes
- 120 grams of prunes (pitted)
- 1 orange
- 3 gr of fructose (honey, maple syrup, sugar)
Wash the orange in hot water and finely grate the zest. Squeeze its juice and soak the prunes for 1 hour in it. Then transfer them (with the juice) to the bowl of your food processor and add the sugar. Mix for 1 min or until you obtain a puree. Add the zest and mix one last time. Store in a jar.