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Starfruit Jam

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.

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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?!

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Starfruit Jam

Ingredients

  • 1 cup starfruit chopped
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup grated ginger
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients together into a bowl and let it "marinate" in a refrigerater for at least an hour.
  2. Pour the mixture into a blender and puree by pulsing a few times.
  3. Put everything into a medium saucepan and cook over low-medium heat for about 35 minutes. Keep an eye on your mixture and stir frequently.
  4. Remove from heat once mixture has reached a boil and pour into a small glass jar.
  5. Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
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Have you ever created a jam or jelly? What’s your favorite flavor of preserves? Tell me in the comments below!

So what do you think?