Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins
From Glenn Tankard's "Tropical Fruit"
- Trim the winged edges from the carambola fruit and place in a saucepan.
- Add water and boil until tender[approx 15 minutes].
- Add the sugar, lemon juice and salt and boil until the jam sets.
- Pour into sterilsed jars and seal.
This recipe worked well and made a good quality jam. We don't eat this fruit and have a tree so it is great to be able to use them.
Too loose. I think there was too much water added to the recipe. Next time I will use less. It gave me 7 half pints and 3/4 of an 8th. I had limes so I used them instead of lemon. I think this will be good as a jam. I think it will also be great as a base for a sauce for fish, chicken or pork. I may use it with rice and add some hot peppers and nuts. With a young star fruit tree, it is good to have another way to use this lovely fruit.