Kumquat Compote

    35 mins

    Kumquats are entirely edible when ripe, rind and all. This is a delicious compote that is delicious with grilled meats as well as pancakes, french toast, or even topped on ice cream.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 625g ripe kumquats
    • 440g (2 cups) caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Wash kumquats and cover with water in a non-aluminium saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in sugar and cinnamon until sugar is dissolved. Return to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

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    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, and found this recipe. I cut them in half & de-seeded them; it doesn't specifically say to do that but I thought the description seemed to bear this idea out. I didn't drain mine at the end, and the sauce, as it cools, gels into ...well, jelly. The flavor can best be described as orange marmalade. We ate it over slices of pound cake, and I thought it was a great recipe! Thanks!  -  14 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  08 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  25 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)