Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kumquat Marmalade

I have to admit, I have never heard of Kumquats. My girlfriend had a Kumquat tree and gave me an overabundance amount of fruit. WOW! They are so sweet and taste so amazing. I had to make something with them and QUICK!

My husband loves Orange Marmalade, so I found a recipe with a Kumquat twist!

My recipe:

3 cps. Kumquats, Deseeded and Rinsed
3 Oranges, Deseeded
4 cps. water
4 cps. sugar
1 lemon, juiced and discarded

1. I deseeded the oranges and Kumquats and gave them a rinse. I then threw everything in the food processor with the lemon juice. I pulsed a few times. I then added the sugar and water and let sit over night.
2. I brought to a boil and then let it simmer until it reached a 220 temperature... It took awhile. Be patient.

3. I then put them in sterilized jars. Let sit in a cool temperature.

I can't wait to dig in this morning!!!!


  1. Are these loquats or kumquats?
    They look loquats to me...

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    2. They are loquats! Someone got their QUATS crossed!!! LOL!

  2. How cool to get fresh ones! Love the jar and photo of them still on the branches!

    I am not sure if I would know a loquat or a kumquat, but she is right the ones I saw in the store looked a little different, more orange, but hey if it is good on toast with tea I will take some!

  3. Miranda! You are so creative!

  4. What a grand idea! Would love to slab this on some homemade morning bread. And so pretty!

  5. We call those loquats. Cumquats are tiny citrus.
    But I bet the marmalade is wonderful anyway!

  6. FAb! I want to make some of these too.

  7. I should try a kumquat! You have inspired me to!

  8. Fabulous! I've had kumquats dining out and there's an excellent guest post on my site with a recipe for kumquat ice cream, but I myself haven't cooked with them yet. I always see them at my supermarket, so I should pick them up soon!

  9. So let us know how this tasted ... you know we are dying to know - our kumquats come in a lot later than now, summer and again in the fall, I would think your area would not be too much different - the orange and sugar should have made a big change as most rinds are where the sweetness is found and the juice is actually bitter ...but then there are many varieties I suppose,,, so let us know, now, you hear....

  10. LOL, kumquat, loquat it looks good and I bet taste delish!

  11. I love that you made kumquat marmalade - looks and sounds like an amazing treat. I'd love to use this in making some thumbprint cookies

  12. Absolutely delicious recipe! I never know what to do with them, although I use them for decoration a lot! Now I can have your marmalade on my English Muffin!


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