Kumquat Marmalade, Fresh From Florida Recipe

August 16, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA, Fla.- Kumquat Marmalade is a wonderful way to enjoy an otherwise tart but flavorful little fruit.¬†Kumquats have been called “the little gold gem of the citrus family”.

Make them into this jam and all that tartness comes through as a glorious full-flavored spread, perfect for your morning toast or elaborate treats.



  • 1-3/4 pounds kumquats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 6-1/2 cups sugar


  • Rinse kumquats; cut in half and remove seeds. Place in a food processor; process until coarsely chopped.
  • In a Dutch oven, combine kumquats and water. Stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into seven hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace, if necessary, by adding hot mixture. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  • Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool.

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