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.
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
- 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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