Kumquats are beautiful and irresistible when you see them in the store. They are not for eating out of hand though and need a bit of WORK before they can be added to your menu.
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- 12 ServingsServings
- 1 cup Sugar
- 3 cups Water
- 2 pints kumquats, stems removed
- Bring the sugar and water to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Cool completely.
- Place the kumquats in a clean jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour the cooled syrup over the kumquats. The kumquats are buoyant and need to be weighted down. I place a piece of parchment paper over them and weight it down.
- Place the kumquats in the refrigerator and in 3 weeks the kumquats will have softened and will be sweet and slightly sour. Store the kumquats in their syrup for 2-3 months.