Honeyed Preserved Kumquats

Honeyed Preserved Kumquats

These Honeyed Preserved Kumquats are an easy way to preserve the sweet and tart flavor of kumquats well past their brief season.
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  • Serves: 48 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Bring a canning kettle full of water to a boil.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, cut off the stems from the kumquats. Either poke a small hole or two in each kumquat with a skewer or toothpick for pretty whole fruits or cut the kumquats in half and remove any seeds for less elegant halves with seeds already removed.
  4. Step 4

    In a medium saucepan, bring the water, honey, and sugar just to a boil. Add the kumquats and bring the mixture back just to a boil. Adjust the heat to maintain a steady simmer and cook, skimming off any foam that develops, until the kumquats are tender, about 25 minutes for halves and 40 minutes for whole kumquats.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer the hot kumquats into the sterile half-pint or pint jars and screw on the lids. Hot-water process the jars in the canning kettle for 10 minutes.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the jars and let them cool before storing them in a cool, dark place for up to six months. Once a jar is opened, keep it in the refrigerator.
  7. Step 7