Preserved Star Fruit (Aka Five Finger or Carambola)

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

This recipe is a time honored tradition in Trinidad and Tobago. Most people there dry it in the sun. I have adjusted to dry in the oven.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Remove either end of the fruit and slice into 1/4 - 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. Place in a large pot and cover with water and add the sugar and spices.
  3. Bring to a boil and leave to cool for 3 hours. The fruit will soak up the sugar and spices.
  4. Preheat oven to 150F.
  5. Drain any liquid off and keep it for something else.
  6. Place fruit on baking sheets.
  7. Place in the oven with the door propped open to allow the steam to escape. Turn every hour or so until the fruit is done.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
  9. The cooking time is only an estimate, it will vary with how much you drained off, the humidity etc.