Recipe For Kumquat Jam

I saw kumquats in my local supermarket and had an instant craving for marmalade. However, when it came to actually making it, I decided I did not feel like peeling the baby citrus fruit. So I made a kumquat jam instead.

Kumquat Jam
Kumquat Jam
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I cannot explain just how exhausted I was. There was a conspiracy theory about me getting a good night’s sleep while we were on holiday. The layover at midnight on the plane did not bode well for the rest of the trip. Our apartment in Palermo was off the main road and I had thought it would be silent. But the street revellers certainly know how to keep the party going late into the night. And then people in the apartment blocks slammed the gate shut from early morning. We then spent a night close to Agrigento, in a hotel way off the road, on the beach. But, the castle along the way decided that a fireworks display until 2am was a good idea. We arrived in Ortigia and our apartment was in a piazza, behind a Church. I feared the bells would ring but thankfully this did not happen.

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However, the street lights were so bright I had to use my eye mask. Which does not really block out all the light. We then spent a week where the Church bells rang – every 15 minutes. By the time we got on the plane to come home I was tired. And the midnight flight was not long enough for a good sleep. I also came home with blocked ears and needed to be on medication. Nothing too serious, and it knocks me out. But the sleep I got was not quality sleep. The night I stopped the medication I woke up every 2 hours. This sleeping like a baby continued for 2 weeks and all I was craving was a night of unbroken sleep. Which I finally got and woke up feeling so much better.

Kumquat Jam

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Kumquat Jam
 
This jam has the perfect level of tartness to serve with sweet scones
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Ingredients
  • 475g whole kumquats
  • 500mls water
  • 400g fructose *
Method
  1. Place the kumquats into a blender and roughly chop
  2. Put the pulp into a large sauce pan and add the water
  3. Over a high temperature, bring to the boil
  4. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 45 minutes
  5. Drain the pulp through a fine sieve, leaving it to drip for 30 minutes
  6. Using the back of a spoon, press the juice out of the pulp
  7. Discard the pulp and measure the juice *
  8. Return to a clean sauce pan and add the fructose
  9. Place over a mdium temperature and stir until dissolved
  10. Increase the temperature and bring to a boil
  11. Leave uncovered to boil until you achieve a set temperature of 105° Celsius
  12. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 15 minutes
  13. Carefully skim off any scum and pour into a sterilized glass jar
  14. Leave to cool completely before placing the lid on the jar
  15. Can be stored unopened for 12 months - refrigerate once opened
My Notes
* the weight is determined by the amount of juice yielded from the initial cooking process

 

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12 thoughts on “Recipe For Kumquat Jam

  1. I love kumquats but I’ve never thought of using them to make jam, great idea.

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    1. They were about to go to waste and that would have been awful 🙂

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  2. As a very poor sleeper myself, I understand~ it’s been 8 years since I’ve slept for more than a 2 hour stretch but I don’t want to become dependent on meds….so I plod on and hope someday I’ll sleep again. This kumquat jam would make a wonderful teacher gift! I’m always on the look for something innovative and my 6-year-old daughter Esther LOVES kumquats. I splurge when I see them here ~ rare!

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    1. Laura, I so feel for you! Have you tried Bach Night Rescue Remedy? It usually works wonders for me xx

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  3. Lost my kumquat tree last year 🙁 hopefully, I can put a new one in once it cools

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    1. That is so sad! I want to grow a bonsai one 🙂

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  4. Oh wow that sounds like sleep hell! I am terrible if I haven’t had enough sleep and often get sick because of it. You poor thing.

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    1. It had been awful!

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  5. I am keen to try to make jam, Tandy. I am so sorry for people who can’t sleep. Terence is like that and always struggles to sleep in strange places. I can sleep anywhere and anyplace. Any mode of transportation sends me off immediately whether it is a car, plane or train.

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    1. You are so lucky!

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  6. Oh my, sounds like a holiday not worth repeating. Glad you’re feeling better though. Kumquats, we used to pop them off the tree and eat them peel and all like candy. I haven’t had one in years and I’ve seen them here. But, I didn’t look. I will now because your jam sounds wonderful.

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    1. The rest of the holiday was amazing!

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