Delicious! You would never realize that kumquats have a slight vanilla-ish taste until you try this recipe.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
15 mins
8 hrs
8 hrs 35 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place kumquat peels in a sauce pan and cover with water; bring to a boil, drain. Cover with water and boil again.

  • Mix sugar and 1/4 cup water in a separate sauce pan and bring to a boil; add peels, lower heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes.

  • Transfer peels to waxed paper and allow to dry, 8 hours or overnight.

Cook's Note:

About 18 kumquats equal 1 cup peels. Peel kumquats by making four equal vertical slices from the top to the bottom of each kumquat. Peel each section.

If you wish to dip the peels in chocolate, melt 6 to 8 ounces sweet chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Grab with tongs or freshly washed hands and dip in chocolate, covering each side. Lay on wax paper. Remove saucepan from heat every three minutes to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 31.3g 10% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 1.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
Good recipe but I found pre-boiling the peels to be unnecessary. I sliced the kumquats horizontally in about 1/4" slices. The middles were easy to "punch" out with a finger. I boiled the peels in the sugar solution about 15 minutes because I lost track of time. I strained the peels saving the syrup to sweeten tea and placed the peels on a mesh drying rack so air could get to both top and bottom. When the peels were almost totally dry but still a little tacky I shook them in granulated sugar. A great fun snack. Read More