Preserved Five Finger
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Recipe type: Appetizers
Cuisine: Creole
  • 15 five finger (starfruit or carambola)
  • 25 whole cloves
  • 1 piece of spice bark
  • 5 cups brown sugar
  1. Remove the tips and cut up. Add to a large pot and pour enough water to cover the five finger. Add the clove and spice. Bring to a boil then leave to cool for 3 hours.
  2. Drain and place in trays. Dry in the sun or dry in the oven.
  3. Oven Method: Set the oven very low, about 150 Degrees F, and prop the oven door open a few inches to allow steam to escape. Check every hour and turn the fruit until done
Recipe by Simply Trini Cooking at