Candy Kumquats

I love kumquats especially when they are ripe and sweet. However I got a batch that wasn’t as tasty.  I decided I couldn’t eat them as is and to candy them instead.  This is a super simple recipe.

First you need to prepare the kumquats.  Quarter them and remove as many seeds as you can.  I had about 3 cups.

Make a simple syrup of 1 cup water and 2 cups sugar. Bring to a boil.

Add the kumquats, turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

The kumquats turn into a nice translucent color.

Strain and bring the liquid to a boil.Once the liquid reduces for about 5 minutes, add to the kumquats.  You can keep this in the refrigerator for about two weeks. What can you do with this?  Well you can add it to toast like a marmalade, or add it to ice cream.  The syrup is tasty to sweeten tea. This would also be great on a nice piece of sponge cake. But my favorite way to eat this is on its own.  Yum

Candied Kumquats

  • 3 cups quartered kumquats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cup sugar

Quarter the kumquats and remove as many seeds as you can.  Bring 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar to a boil.  Add the kumquats and turn down the heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes. The kumquats will turn into a nice translucent color. Strain and place in a container.  Bring the liquid to a boil and simmer. Reduce for about 5 minutes. Add to the kumquats. Store in a container for about 2 weeks. This can be used on toast, cakes or ice cream.  The syrup can be used to sweeten tea or drinks.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. kalyrical says:

    :O had no idea one could do this!

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