Kumquats in brown sugar & vanilla bean syru
Vanilla Side dish Vegetarian Beans
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:46:30 AM. Recipe ID 6800. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Kumquats in brown sugar & vanilla bean syru
Categories: Side dish, Fruits, Vegetarian
Yield: 3 Quarts
4 c Whole kumquats (25-30)
2 c Water
1 c Sugar
1 c Brown sugar, firmly packed
1 ea Vanilla bean
-- halved lengthwise
By cooking kumquats down with sugar and vanilla, the bitterness is
removed from the rind and they become a tantalizing garnish or
topping for sweet or savory dishes.
Place the kumquats in a large saucepan and add water to cover. Bring
to a full boil and, when foam begins to form on the surface, reduce
the heat to medium. Continue to cook for 10 min more. Drain the
kumquats and set aside.
In the same saucepan over a high heat, bring the water to a gentle
boil. Add the sugars, reduce the heat to medium, and stir constantly
until the sugars have dissolved, about 3 min. Add the kumquats and
vanilla bean and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to low and
cook uncovered, stirring occasionally until the kumquats are
transparent and soft, about 1 hour. Many of the kumquats will have
burst and their skins will appear transparent.
Spoon the kumquats and syrup into a clean jar, let cool, cover, and
refrigerate. They will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.
"Citrus" by Ethel and Georgeanne Brennan ISBN 0-8118-0602-2 pg 60
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