Homemade Kumquat Marmalade Recipe

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Homemade Kumquat Marmalade Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 11, 2023

This recipe will guide you through the process of making delicious Kumquat Marmalade at home. The flavors of tangy kumquats combined with the sweetness of sugar create a perfect balance in this spread. It can be enjoyed on toast, scones, or used as a filling in cakes and pastries. With a vibrant orange color and a unique citrus flavor, this homemade Kumquat Marmalade is sure to impress your family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds kumquats
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 cups water

Directions

  1. Wash the kumquats thoroughly and remove any stems or leaves.
  2. Cut the kumquats in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  3. Slice the kumquats into thin slices and place them in a large saucepan.
  4. Add the sugar and water to the saucepan with the kumquats.
  5. Stir well to combine and bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  6. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Skim off any foam that forms on the surface of the marmalade.
  8. Test the consistency of the marmalade by placing a small amount on a chilled plate. If it sets and wrinkles when pushed with your finger, it's ready.
  9. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the marmalade cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Pour the hot marmalade into sterilized jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace.
  11. Wipe the rim of each jar clean and seal with sterilized lids and bands.
  12. Process the jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes to ensure proper sealing.
  13. Remove the jars from the canner and let them cool completely before storing in a cool, dark place.

Interesting Facts

  • - Kumquats are small citrus fruits that resemble mini oranges.
  • - Unlike other citrus fruits, the skin of kumquats is sweet, while the flesh is tart.
  • - Kumquat trees are native to East Asia but are now grown in various parts of the world.
  • - Kumquats are high in vitamin C and provide a good amount of dietary fiber.