Recipe Grilled Star Fruit In Syrup

This one is a wintery cosy one. Lots of lovely warm spices. It is very flexible and you can easily change the flavours in the syrup by adding more or less spices. Have a try!⁠


  • 100 grams of Buderim Crystallised Ginger⁠
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon⁠
  • 3 dried cloves⁠
  • 10 coriander seeds⁠
  • 3 cups of water ⁠
  • 2 tablespoons honey ⁠
  • 2 fresh star fruit – sliced roughly into 4 slices per star fruit.⁠
  • 2 tablespoons of a rich dark brown sugar (I used palm sugar)⁠


  1. 1. Put the ginger, spices and water into a pot, bring to a boil and then simmer for around 30 minutes. Taste the syrup and adjust. You can easily add more spice or water to it accordingly, just simmer a bit longer.⁠
  2. While that is cooking, slice the star fruit and place on a lined baking tray. Top each slice with some sugar. Place it under your oven grill (about 15-20 cm below) until the sugar caramelizes and bubbles. ⁠
  3. When the syrup is ready, remove from heat, strain and stir in the honey. In a bowl stack up 3 or 4 hot grilled star fruit slices and pour over some syrup. Serve while hot.

Note – extra syrup can be kept in the refrigerator and poured over porridge. This is really good too!⁠

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