STAR ⭐️ FRUIT or carambola (Averrhoa carambola*) have a high amount of Vitamin C and range in taste from pleasantly tart and sour to slightly sweet with a complicated flavor combination that includes plums, pineapples, and lemons. ? ? ?
2 medium to large star fruit
2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1-inch piece of ginger, sliced (optional)
cinnamon sugar or sea salt, for sprinkling
Heat the oven to 200 F.
Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment.
Slice the star fruit into thin, even slices, about 1/4" thick or less.
In a saucepan over medium-high, dissolve the sugar in water and add the ginger, if using. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat, add the star fruit, and simmer for a few minutes, then remove it from the heat and allow it to sit for 20 minutes.
Using tongs, transfer each slice to the lined baking sheet, allowing the excess syrup to drip off.*
Bake the slices for at least an hour, or until they're dry and crisp.
Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar or a pinch of sea salt if you like.
Store in an airtight container. They're best used within a few days.
*Reserve the leftover starfruit-ginger syrup for soda water or lemonade.