These candied kumquats are a simple, colorful topping to dress up a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
| ||1 || cup water |
| ||1 || cup sugar |
| ||⅛ || tsp. salt |
| ||2 || cups halved kumquats (leaves and seeds discarded) |
- Bring the water, sugar, and salt to a boil in a saucepan; stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved.
- Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Add halved kumquats and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender.
- With a slotted spoon, transfer kumquats to a heatproof bowl.
- Boil syrup for 3 to 7 minutes, until reduced to about ¾ cup. Pour syrup over kumquats and cool before serving over ice cream.
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