Resembling a miniature orange, kumquats are a popular treat during the Chinese New Year season, as they are a symbol of prosperity for the coming year.
- 1 pound kumquats
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water (boiling)
- 1. Use a knife to cut a slit at both ends of the kumquat, or stab the kumquat several times with a (sterilized) needle.
- In a medium saucepan, add the sugar to the boiling water at medium-high heat, stirring. Turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, until the sugar has dissolved.
- 3. Add the fruit. Simmer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, until the kumquat is tender (Adjust the heat up or down as needed to keep at a simmer; the total cooking time should be about 45 minutes).
- Place the kumquat in sealed jars and refrigerate.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||0 g|
|Saturated Fat||0 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||0 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|