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I have about 50 star fruit and access to tree with hundreds....I can't stand to see anything wasted...any ideas ? I have been putting everything ...fruit, mushrooms, onions, cheese tomaotes into pie crusts fornrustic tarts...can u bake star fruit ? I have so many I would take any ideas and practice

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No fair! I pay at least $3.00 a piece for starfruit, when I can find some that aren't beat up. I think you can candy it, but I'm not sure how good that would taste...

If you were doing a tart, I'd say it might make more sense to just do a basic pate sucree and fill with pastry cream, then top with slices of starfruit. I'd assume the lovely crunchy texture would be lost in baking.

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Carambolas make a lovely juice, from which you can go towards ice creams or sorbets (or just drink 'em) - they're in season down here at the moment and they're practically being given away at the market, something like 50+ for a dollar. I've never tried baking, which I assume would work, but I have grilled slices coated in panela before and that was quite tasty - it preserved the crunch and sort of caramelized the panela.

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A couple of years ago I was given a big bag of star fruit and found this site.

I made the star fruit chutney, the star fruit mui, the Down Island salsa and a couple of the salads. I dried some, then candied it but used the syrup in which I had candied ginger - nice combination of flavors.

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