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

Cindy Lucy, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Recipe by Southern Living November 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
stand:
1 day
total:
1 day
Yield:
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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