Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Home-Made Star Fruit Jam

One of my neighbors has a Star Fruit tree in her yard that produces the most sweet smelling fruits. She gifted us with two bags full of Star Fruits last month. Being the crazy person that I am I knew exactly what to do with them.
Make JAM of course.
Here is how I make Star Fruit Jam.
  1. Wash your glass canning jars and lids in hot soapy water and prepare them for the canner.
  2. Wash and prepare your fruit

    3. Cut up your fruit and remove all seeds

    4. In a large stainless steel saucepan, combine your chopped starfruit,, lemon juice, pectin and stir until all of the pectin has dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. After 1 minute of boiling add the sugar to the pot all at once. Return to full boil and stir constantly for 4 minutes.

    5. Ladle hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4inch head space. Cover jars with cleaned lids and bands. Place jars in canner and bring to a boil and process for ten minutes.

    Store your jars, give them as gifts and enjoy.

    Star Fruit jam is so yummy. It looks like orange marmalade, has a citrusy smell and taste unbelievable. We now have jars of star fruit jam stored away to enjoy with some home-made biscuits, bread, on top of yogurt, oatmeal or even as a topping for ice cream.


Quiskaeya said...

Wow I have never seen star jam before. But it sounds like it was a hit. :)

How are you and the family doing? Is Grandma settling in well? Hope all is okay.

Margaret said...

I love these pictures:) You have a beautiful family!

mama said...

Quiskaeya, Everyone is doing great. My mom has been traveling all over the state of Florida visiting family and will soon return back here.
Oh and I have a jar of Jam waiting for you if you want it.

mama said...

Margaret, Thank you for visiting, I really love looking at your beautiful family pictures too.

Suzanne Mulvehill, MBA said...

How much of each ingredient do you recommend?

mama said...

The measurements are
about 10 cups of fruit (more or less)
1 box of pectin low sugar/no sugar
4 cups of sugar
The Jam itself is not very thick, but it is very yummy

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I was looking for a recipe for star fruit jam that used pectin.