How to Make Candied Kumquat at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Have you tried these small, tangy and citrus kumquats ever? I used to eat them a lot with my friends when we were kids. We had a tree of this fruit on our farm and every time I visited there, it was my first job to collect and eat those kumquats and enjoy the tangy taste. And after so many years here, I am thinking of making something else out of this tiny fruit. It can be utilized in various recipes and meals but here is something very easy and delicious that I have brought for you.

The easy and sweet recipe that I will share with all of you today is candied kumquats. Yes, this recipe is delicious and brings back those good old days of childhood. This kumquat recipe is quite easy to make and is the best version of this fruit that you will ever have. Having a sweet and tart taste makes it more delicious and satisfying. The best part is, your kids are going to love these candies.

So, ready to rock and roll? Let’s get started then and make these candied kumquats at home. This recipe will not take much of your precious time and will get completed fast.

Ingredients for Candied Kumquat

Chopped Kumquats 4 cups
Water 1 cup
Sugar 2 cups

This is all that you need to make these kumquat candies at home. You only need to buy this fruit from the market and it’s done.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes 30 Minutes 40 Minutes

The timings are also acceptable. It will only take about 40 minutes to makes these candies at home. You don’t need to spend all the time in your kitchen. Just a few minutes and it’s done.

Now, let’s move towards the final part of the recipe to find out how to make it and the full procedure that you need to follow. So, here you go.

Candied Kumquat Recipe

candied kumquat recipe
  1. Chop the kumquats and remove the seeds from it. The seeds can also be added as they are also edible.
  2. Take a pot and add some water and sugar to it. Let it boil and add those chopped kumquats to it. Let them simmer for about 10 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the pot and reserve it in a bowl. Pour the liquid that you filtered back to the pot and boil it until it becomes thicker and forms a syrup.
  4. Mix the syrup and kumquats and stir it well. Serve it or keep it in a jar and refrigerate. 

That’s it! Your kumquat candies are ready and will now be your next after-meal treat. Enjoy these sweet and tangy candies and relive the old days of your childhood.

Nutritional Breakdown of Candied Kumquat

This recipe’s nutritional breakdown is below in the table and are enough to tell you what these candies consist of.

Calories 1183
Fats 3 gm.
Sugars 273 gm.
Fiber 23 gm.
Protein 7 gm.

How to Make Candied Kumquat at Home | Video

To know more about this recipe and have a clear idea about what to do. Here is a video that you need to watch. It will clarify all your doubts and confusion regarding this recipe.

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After trying these Candied Kumquat recipe, do share your reviews in the comment section. And for those who are having a query related to the recipe, please ask your questions in the comment section. I will revert you with the best possible solution. Enjoy your meal.

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