Homemade Carambola (Star Fruit) Jam

Since my trees have been loaded with star fruit and I cannot give them away fast enough, I have been making carambola jam.  With the right packaging, it makes for a great gift from your kitchen.

  • 3 lbs carambola (star fruit)
  • 3 1/2 cups of water
  • 3 1/2 cups of sugar
  • Juice of two lemons
  • 1 tsp salt

Wash the carambola. Cut off the winged edges and remove the seeds. Chop fruit into smaller pieces.
Place chopped star fruit in a saucepan.
Add 3 1/2 cups of water. Boil the star fruit for 15 minutes, or until tender.
Add the remaining ingredients and boil until the jam sets.
Pour the jam into sterilized canning jars.

Carambola Tree

Carambola Tree

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