10 Kumquat Recipes to Try This Winter

Kumquats
Photo: Saraham

Sometimes the smallest things pack the biggest punch. Need proof? Take the kumquat, for example. The vibrant fruit is about the size of an olive, but it boasts a bold citrus flavor. If you're looking for something to do with kumquats when they're in season this winter, you've come to the right place. You'll find versatile marmalades, healthy dinners, decadent desserts, and so much more in this collection of our very best kumquat recipes.

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Kumquat Pie

Kumquat Pie
Fawn Avant

Make this refreshing pie with just five ingredients: a can of sweetened condensed milk, a tub of frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), lemon juice, kumquat puree, and a prepared graham cracker crust.

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Chef John's Kumquat Marmalade

a small glass canning jar of bright orange marmalade on a cutting board with a spoon on the side
Photo by Chef John

This basic kumquat marmalade recipe is great to keep on hand. Reviewer Cindy Bighorse-Chadwick suggests slicing the kumquats (rather than quartering them) for a smoother texture.

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Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad

Kumquats, cilantro, pears, cucumber, and watercress lend color and flavor to this protein-packed quinoa salad that comes together in just half an hour.

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Kumquats

Kumquats
Saraham

Kumquats are boiled with sugar and cinnamon in this sweet, simple side dish. "This is the best recipe you aren't eating," raves reviewer and Allrecipes Allstar JARRIE.

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Kumquat-Orange Marmalade

Kumquat-Orange Marmalade
Brigitte

Here's another kumquat marmalade to try with your latest fruit haul. In this one, oranges and lemons add an extra burst of bright citrus flavor.

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Grilled Swordfish Salad

Grilled Swordfish Salad
Sue

Kumquats are tossed with spinach and tomatoes, dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and topped with grilled swordfish steaks and mangoes.

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Quinoa with Kumquats and Leeks

Quinoa with Kumquats and Leeks
pottsjen

This hearty quinoa dish, complete with nutritious kumquats and leeks, works just as well as a vegetarian main dish as it does a satisfying side dish. Recipe creator JCL recommends serving it with your favorite fish.

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Kumquat Ice Cream

Kumquat Ice Cream
gleefulmom

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this 5-ingredient kumquat dessert. "The unique, bright flavor of this fruit makes for a refreshing and delicious ice cream," according to recipe creator Sarah Rose.

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Bulgur Veggie Stir Fry

Bulgur Veggie Stir Fry
Jana Dorfman Marcette

Broccoli, green bell peppers, and kumquats are stir-fried with garlic, onions, and tofu. The simple stir-fry is served over fluffy bulgur wheat.

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Poached Tuna Steaks

Poached Tuna Steaks
Eric Robert Hunter

Tuna steaks are poached with lemon juice and cayenne pepper, then topped with kumquats and fresh cilantro. Recipe creator MOTTS suggests serving over couscous.

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More Inspiration

Orange supremes (segments with the pith removed) garnished with green onions in a shallow white bowl
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