Kumquat marmalade. Add lemon zest (white part only), lemon juice, pinch cayenne, star anise, sugar, and water. I didn't even know what a kumquat was until my husband and I discovered them in southern Florida. Now I love using them for marmalade.
The amount of marmalade produced can be adjusted easily to the amount of fruit you have on hand. Kumquat marmalade is a delicious use of this tart and tangy fruit. A different kind of citrus, kumquat come with a sweeter peel than pulp which are perfect for preserving or using in a variety of recipes. You can have Kumquat marmalade using 5 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Kumquat marmalade
- Prepare 1 kg of kumquats.
- Prepare 1 kg of sugar.
- You need 2 cups of water.
- You need 2 of cinnamon sticks.
- You need half of a lemon.
A delicious marmalade made with fresh kumquats! So I decided to get out my little serrated knife, slice up my Fortunella fruits, and make marmalade. I added a couple of lemons not just to bulk it up, but because I thought with the added sugar, the marmalade would benefit from some extra acidity. Fruit shouldn't go to waste, so I adapted this recipe from 'The Complete Book of Fruit' by Leslie Johns and Violet Stevenson.
Kumquat marmalade step by step
- Boil the kumquats for ten minutes and strain the water..
- Let them cool and repeat the process three more times so that they lose their bitternes completely..
- Cut them in half and remove the seeds..
- Blend half the kumquats in a blender to a pulp and cut the rest into fine pieces with a knife..
- Place the water and the sugar in a pot and boil for ten minutes then add all the kumquats, the cinnamon sticks and the lemon, quartered..
- Boil until the marmalade sets..
- When it cools, remove the pieces of lemon and the cinnamon and store in sterile jars..
I have successfully doubled and tripled this. Add water and bring to a boil over high heat. Finely chop the kumquats and measure them before dropping them into a large stew pot. If you want to make marmalade, instead of jam, cut kumquats in cartwheel slices with a very sharp knife, to make slices thin as possible. This easy kumquat jam recipe is a great way to use this little citrus fruit.