Thursday, March 12, 2020

Kumquat Marmalade

What do you do when someone generous gives you a bowl of beautiful kumquats?  Well, you eat some and make the rest into marmalade!  The skin of the kumquat is so thin and sweet that it can be eaten as is. Slicing the fruit and removing the seeds makes it ideal for cooking with sugar and turning into delectable marmalade. Kumquats are fruits (like blueberries and ohelo berries) that contain enough pectin to gel after cooking without any additional ingredients besides sugar.

How to make kumquat marmalade:
1) Measure cut and seeded fruit. Place in medium sized pot.
2) Add 3/4 cup of sugar for every cup of fruit.
3) Add water just to cover fruit and sugar.
4) Boil on medium heat for approximately 20 minutes.
5) When mixture is slightly thickened ladle it into jars.
6) Cool marmalade and refrigerate. Enjoy!

P.S. The canning jars were purchased from the Piikoi Daiso store. Yes, they were only $1.50 each!

1 comment:

yyam said...

Yum. I didn't know that kumquats contain enough pectin to gel after cooking. I only make kaya (coconut jam).