"Kumquats are entirely edible when ripe, rind and all (although the seeds should be removed). They may be eaten as is, with seeds removed, cut in half, or sliced thinly and used as a garnish for a meat platter or in salads."


35 m servings 117 cals
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Original recipe yields 16 servings



  • Calories:
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.5g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Wash kumquats and cover with water in a non-aluminum saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Add sugar and cinnamon, return to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
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  1. 12 Ratings


This is the best recipe you aren't eating. I bought some kumquats on a whim and got them home, tried to eat one, and OMGYUCK. Like biting a lemon. So I decided to see what else could be done, an...

This made agreat side dish. I also saved the syrup I poured off and it makes a nice drink in club soda (like an Italian soda).If you like things very sweet you will want to ad more sugar.

This was a great recipe. I sliced the kumquats and added two teaspoons of cherry wine. After draining it, I used the 'juice' to prepare cranberry sauce.

What an interesting way to prepare kumquats. I LOVE this fruit and all the tartness that comes with each bite. I made this recipe as written but when they finished cooking I saved half to eat ...

I didn't weigh my Kumquats before I cooked them, but I made this recipes with one pint of kumquats, 1/4 c. sugar and 4 dashes of cinnamon. I think it tasted pretty good. I didn't like they kumqu...

I prefer plain, fresh kumquats to these cooked ones, but the syrup they were cooked in was pretty good.

I cooked the kumquats whole and de-seeded them after they had cooled. They were too bitter for me. I am going to try making another batch, but will slice and de-seed prior to boiling to see if i...

The amount of sugar added to the Kumquats was just right, but I also added half a cup of water to make it into a syrup rather than being thick like jam. I served the Kumquats hot over vanilla ic...

I was given a large bag of Kumquats and decided to try this. Excellent. Cut them in half and de-seeded. I did add about a 1/4tsp of freshly ground ginger.