Makes 2 1/2 cups fruit and 2 1/2 cups syrup (serving size: 2 tbsp. kumquats & 1 tbsp. syrup)
Photo: Thomas J. Story
4 cups (1 lb.) kumquats or mandarinquats
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
3 cups sugar
How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, bring kumquats and water to cover to a boil, then simmer gently 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.
Score* each kumquat lengthwise through skin in 3 places. In saucepan, combine 2 cups water, the corn syrup, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil 2 minutes. Add kumquats, return to a boil, then reduce heat and boil gently 10 minutes. Let cool in pan.