kumquats & honey

homemade kumquat & honey marmalade
original recipe here


about 18 kumquats
2/3 cups honey (i used slightly less than 1 cup as i wanted it sweeter)
♥ 1 cup water

i also added:
♥ a few cardamom seeds
a cinnamon stick

clean the kumquats and prick them in a few places with a toothpick.
bring a pot of water to boil and add the whole kumquats.
let it simmer for 15 minutes, drain and allow to cool a little bit.

thinly slice kumquats and remove seeds. place the  honey & water in a small saucepan.
heat over medium flame, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved.

add the sliced kumquats to the pan (cardamom & cinnamon too, if wanted).
let it simmer uncovered for 30 to 45 minutes, until the mixture has thickened up.

remove pan from heat and scoop the marmalade into a little hot, sterilized jar,
leaving half an inch of air between the marmalade and the lid.
wipe the rims, close it and place it in hot water for about 10 more minutes.

once cooled, scoop some on a freshly made scone
and enjoy it with a cup of tea and a good book.


  1. My heart dies for the little kitty and the bowl of kumquats. On another note, I'm now craving a scone.

    1. i had scones for breakfast for a whole week ♥

  2. Yum!

    And the cat. Be still my heart.

  3. if it was not over 30ºc degrees here i would be so hungry,because this looks delicious :)

  4. That marmalade would go perfect over some toast with a warm cup of tea.

  5. pixel está enorme!!! y yo me siento fatal de lo culpable! hacía mucho que no entraba al blog :( mal vero! es tan lindo estar acá, no se porqué dejo que el laburo gane siempre la pulseada :(
    besos linda! muy buena semana!!