Sweet Star Fruit (Carambola) Relish

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a real change of pace.


  1. Wash and thinly slice star fruit, taking care to remove seeds. Cover with cider by vinegar and allow to stand overnight.
  2. Drain off vinegar. Combine star fruit with sugar and salt. Add cloves; which have been placed in a cheesecloth bag and lightly pounded.
  3. Cook gently to the consistency of preserves.
  4. Allow to stand overnight. Remove spice bag and reheat mixture to boiling.
  5. Pack into hot pint jars. Wipe jar mouths and adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.
  6. *Note: when making for long term storage it is probably best to omit the nutmeg if you do not want a dark relish, although it certainly adds to the flavor.