We have a wonderful friend who keeps a garden and shares all types of goodies with us. About a month ago, we were blessed with some carambola, or what a lot of people refer to as startfruit.
To me, startfruit tastes like mango and papaya put together. It’s a great treat that is rich in antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C. Now to be completely honest, this isn’t something I regularly buy so when we got the bag full of the fruit I really didn’t know what I should do with it.
I put some of it into smoothies, but then there were a few left and time was running out to use them. I decided I would try and preserve them a bit in the form of a jam.
I came up with the recipe below, which goes well with water crackers or even saltines. I even thought this might be good to smooth over some chicken and bake in the oven – mmm, can you imagine what that would taste like?!
Have you ever created a jam or jelly? What’s your favorite flavor of preserves? Tell me in the comments below!