Costa Rica Starfruit Jam recipe
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Original Star fruit Jam Recipe from Blue Osa

Star Fruit Jam is one of our favorite recipes to make here at Blue Osa. Today we're sharing our recipe with you! If no star fruit, pineapple can be used.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: British, Costa Rican
Keyword: Breakfast Jam, Gluten-free, Jam, National, Tico
Author: From the Kitchen of Blue Osa
Cost: $5 - $10



  • 8 1/2 cups fresh start fruit if you do not have star fruit, you may substitute with pineapple
  • 3 cups sugar if you are using pineapple, use less sugar
  • 1 ounce vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cardamon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon you can add more if you like cinnamon
  • Rind of one lemon or 1 Tablespoon of grated ginger (optional)


  • ¬†Thoroughly wash fruit
  • Cut the fruit:
    1. Cut off the ends.
    2. Cut the peaks of each ridge on the fruit.
    3. Slice around the core.
    4. Cut off any remaining core. Last, slice into long pieces.
  • Put all the fruit into the pot. Have the heat at medium high. Stir the fruit until it begins to have a mushy texture.
  • Add vanilla
  • Add cardamon
  • Add cinnamon
  • Continue stirring until you get a nice simmer going on.
  • Add the sugar
  • Turn the heat up and bring to a boil. CONTINUE TO STIR. If you stop stop stirring, you may burn the jam.
  • Keep the boil for about 5 - 10 minutes. (you will need to turn the heat down a bit.)
  • Now turn the heat off, cover the jam, and leave it over night on the stove.
  • The next day, bring the jam to a boil.
  • After the jam is brough to a boil, lower the temperature and simmer one hour (or until liquid is evaporated), stirring occasionally.


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