Candied Kumquats, whole kumquats candied in syrup, a delicious way to enjoy these sweet and sour fruits throughout the year!
One of my friend’s mother gave me such a huge quantity of kumquats from her garden and although I absolutely love to snack on them I had to think of something to do with them right away, after browsing the internet I came up with this delicious recipe for candied kumquats.
This recipe is made over 3 days, so be patient if you’re willing to try, it’s really worth the wait.
Don’t my candied kumquats look gorgeous, and they’re delicious as well, offer them with a cup of tea.
2.20 lbs (35.27 oz. - 1 kg) kumquats
2.20 lbs (35.27 oz. - 1 kg) Sugar (An equal quantity as the weight of fruits)
1 1/2 cups (300 ml) water
3 to 4 jars
Into a large bowl, add the kumquats and cover them with water
Let the kumquats soak for 24 hours, change the water every 2 or 3 hours
With a sharp kitchen knife, incise crosswise the base of each fruit
Into a saucepan with a thick bottom, add the sugar and water, bring to boil until the syrup starts to thicken
Into another saucepan, add the kumquats, cover with water and bring to boil, cook until the kumquats become tender under the pressure of your fingers
Transfer the kumquats immediately into the syrup and bring to boil (the kumquats will fill up with the syrup)
Cook away on low heat, stirring from time to time, until the syrup thickens, a drop of syrup on a cool dish must set
Remove the pan from the heat
With a slotted spoon, gather the few seeds that may have come out of the fruits
Let cool covered with a lid until the following day
With a slotted spoon, remove the kumquats from the saucepan
Cook the syrup on low heat to thicken it more, put the kumquats back into the saucepan and bring to boil
Arrange the hot kumquats into the jars, cover with syrup filling to within 1/4 inch of top, wipe rims with a dampened cloth, seal jars with lids and turn the jars over, let cool completely
While the kumquats are cooking, fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil. Place your jars and lids into the boiling water and make sure the water covers the jars by at least an inch. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the lids and leave everything in the pot until the jam is ready.
Enjoy your kumquats with a good cup of tea!
Original recipe translated from cuisinea4mains.com, here is a link to their method, click here
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