Canning Inspiration: Kumquats (Cumquats)

I've brainstormed today and put this list together of canning (preserving) recipe ideas for kumquats, to inspire your next canning creations! These dishes would be processed in a boiling water bath (as they are high acid), so please ensure you use a safe recipe when canning. Please note this is a LIST of my IDEAS to inspire you, I may not have made all of these – you can check out my main recipe page HERE  
Kumquats could also be spelt as cumquats and they are a small oblong (or round), citrus fruit that are the size of a large olive. They grow in clusters on the outside branches of a medium-sized shrub/tree which can be grown in large pots. The trees are dense with foliage, and kumquats ripen in the autumn/winter sunshine when they turn from green to a bright orange colour. They have a sweetly scented outer skin, with a bitter/sour inner flesh. Candied kumquats are delicious garnishes for cheesecakes, and kumquat marmalade or jelly is fantastic warmed and used as a glaze for meat.
Flavour partner/s:
  • Brandy
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cranberries
  • Ginger
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Rum
  • Kumquat Fruit Butter
  • Kumquat Fruit Sauce
TIP: Serve as part of a green salad.
  • Candied Kumquats (in Syrup)
  • Cinnamon Kumquats
  • Honey Preserved Kumquats
  • Kumquats in Brandy
  • Kumquats in Honey Ginger Syrup
  • Kumquats in Rum
  • Preserved Kumquats (in Salt) - like Preserved Lemons
  • Preserved Kumquats (in Syrup)
  • Sliced Kumquats (in Syrup)
 Jams, Jellies, Marmalades, Preserves & Conserves:
TIP: Warm and use as a glaze on chicken, duck, fish
  • Honey Ginger Kumquat Preserves
  • Kumquat Cranberry Marmalade
  • Kumquat Ginger Marmalade
  • Kumquat Jam
  • Kumquat Jelly
  • Kumquat Lemon Jelly
  • Kumquat Marmalade
  • Kumquat Mojito Jelly - kumquats, mint, rum and lime juice
  • Kumquat Orange Jelly
  • Kumquat Orange Marmalade
  • Kumquat Preserves
  • Kumquat Preserves with Star Anise and Chilli
  • Kumquat Strawberry Jam
  • Kumquat Vanilla Bean Marmalade
  • Peach Kumquat Marmalade
  • Rhubarb Kumquat Jam
  • Candied Kumquat Flowers
  • Candied Kumquat Slices
  • Candied Kumquats
  • Candied Kumquat Peels
  • Kumquat Vodka Liqueur
  • Kumquat White Rum Liqueur
  • Spiced Candied Kumquats

  Have another idea for preserving kumquats?
Email your ideas to 365daysofcreativecanning (at) hotmail.com,
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I picked just under 20kg (about 44 pounds)
of fresh kumquats this weekend :)
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