How to Make Prunes from Balimbing or Star Fruit


  • 3 kg balimbing (regular size)
  • 4 tsp. lime or apog (dissolved in 8 cups water)
  • 2 kg brown sugar
  • 3 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pc. bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. calamansi juice


  1. Prepare the fruit by removing the sharp edges.
  2. Prick the middle part of the fruit.
  3. Soak in lime solution for 12 hrs.
  4. Wash thoroughly.
  5. Mix other ingredients and cook without stirring until the fruit becomes dark brown.
  6. Soak overnight in syrup. Drain.
  7. Dry under the heat of the sun. Oven can be used in drying at 70 °C until it become tough.


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