Kinda like an inside out orange


Aren’t they a fun word to say? Nearly a swear word, right? I can picture some kid – okay, my kids – storming around the house stomping and yelling YOU KUMQUAT! That makes me giggle.

They’re the size of an olive, they’re orange and they taste kinda like an inside out orange – they’re sweet on the outside and bitter on the inside.

These are Kumquats

These are Kumquats

…Am I the only one who buys stuff at the grocery store and then goes home and figures out what to do with it?

For dessert tonight I made candied kumquats with pomegranate arils (seeds) with whipped cream.

I think we all licked our bowls clean!



Candied Kumquats with Pomegranate Arils and Whipped Cream by Me and Elise from Simply Recipes

Printable Recipe HERE

Serves 4


1 cup Water

2 cups Sugar

4 cups Kumquats, roughly chopped and de-seeded

1 cup Pomegranate Arils

2 cups Whipped Cream **I used Cool Whip today. Feel free to make your own!

How To:

1- Heat the sugar and water over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 4 minutes. Add kumquats and simmer for 10 minutes.

2- Drain kumquats through a strainer over a bowl. Return syrup to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce the syrup. Combine the kumquats and 1/4 cup of the syrup together. Let sit and cool.

3- Scoop 1/4 of the mix into each serving bowl. Top with 1/4 cup pomegranate arils and a big-assed dollop of whipped cream.



I’ve been nominated for a food bloggers award. Would you mind voting for me? Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

I’m the one with the picture of orange striped meringues.



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