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Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade for Valentine’s Day

Recipe: Kumquat Vanilla Marmalade

Summary: Sweet-tart kumquats marry intense vanilla for a Dreamsicle-Creamsicle flavor. It’s wonderful on crackers with cheese or foie gras, liverwurst or a slice of prosciutto.


  • Kumquats on Shockingly Delicious [1]2 cups whole kumquats (I used kumquats from Frieda’s Produce)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Heilala vanilla bean paste


  1. Thinly slice the kumquats (paper thin, skin AND flesh) and remove and discard seeds. Place kumquats, water and sugar in a medium pot. Heat until it reaches a boil, then turn heat down to simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding the vanilla bean paste halfway through.
  2. When done, the kumquats will be tender and the liquid will be thickened to a syrup.
  3. Remove from heat and scrape into a squeaky-clean lidded jar. Cool and refrigerate. (Note: this is not canned, so it is not able to stay on the pantry shelf but must be refrigerated.)
  4. Makes about 1 ¼ cups (+ or -).


Slightly adapted from “Lark: Cooking Against the Grain,” by John Sundstrom (2013; Community Supported Cookbooks)

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Diet type: Vegetarian, vegan
Diet tags: Reduced fat, Gluten free
Number of servings (yield): 8
Culinary tradition: USA (Nouveau)
My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 

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Disclosure: Frieda’s Produce sent the kumquats for recipe testing. Cut kumquat image courtesy Grant Cochrane | Freedigitalphotos.net.