Candied Kumquat Slices

You can strain the syrup left after making kumquat slices to flavor iced tea or lemonade.

Yield:

Makes about 3 1/2 dozen

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
Stand: 24 Hours

Ingredients

8 kumquats
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar

Preparation

Cut kumquats into 1/8-inch-thick slices. Stir together 1/2 cup sugar and water in a small heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in kumquat slices; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; remove kumquat slices, 1 at a time, shaking off excess sugar-water mixture. Place kumquats in a bowl with 1/4 cup sugar; toss to coat. Transfer kumquats to wax paper. Cover loosely with plastic wrap, and let stand 24 hours.

Note:

Cindy Lucy, Tuscaloosa, Alabama,

November 2008