Kumquats are a winter fruit here in Southern California. I have a small tree, but it produces a lot of fruit.
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Many of my neighbors have kumquat trees or bushes, too. However, almost everyone I speak to doesn’t eat them. In fact, they don’t even pick them because they just don’t know what to do with them, which is a terrible shame.
Kumquats are wonderful miniature citrus fruits which have a rind that is sweeter than their juice! You can read about how to eat a kumquat (to make it sweeter) HERE.
Given that my neighbors who have kumquats aren’t sure what to do with them, I thought I’d create a list of recipes for those of you who have kumquats you’d like to use, but are in the same boat. Thanks for all the creative souls who allowed me to use their photos here on my site. I hope you find a few recipes you’ll enjoy making.
11 Kumquat Recipes from Breakfast to Cocktails
1. Fancy Kumquat Ricotta Toast from The Almond Eater
2. Quick Pickled Kumquat Avocado Toast from Floating Kitchen
3. Olive Oil Roasted Chicken and Cauliflower from Fox & Briar
4. Fish Tacos with Kumquat Jalapeno Napa Slaw from My Delicious Blog
Desserts Using Kumquats
5. Cardamom Kumquat Bars from Family Spice
6. Kumquat Cupcakes (with a glaze or icing)-Christina’s Cucina
7. Easy Kumquat Jam Recipe -Christina’s Cucina
8. Candied Kumquat Recipe from Simply Recipes
Cocktails and Liqueur.
9. Frosty Kumquat Martinis -Christina’s Cucina
10. Rum, Orange Juice and Kumquat Cocktail from Kristi Trimmer
11.Kumquat Liqueur (A Kumquat Version of Limoncello -Christina’s Cucina
Edited in May 2021 to add this kumquat cake with orange glaze, so you get a bonus recipe!
I hope you enjoyed perusing these 11 kumquat recipes and find something you’ll like! Let me know if you try any of them! Thanks so much!
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