Cumquat Compote

    35 minutes

    Cumquats are entirely edible when ripe, rind and all. This is a delicious compote that makes a special addition to pancakes, french toast, trifles, or even topped on ice cream.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 500g ripe cumquats
    • 2 cups caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Wash cumquats and cover with water in a non-aluminium saucepan. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Stir in sugar and cinnamon until sugar is dissolved Return to the boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

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    Something else. This was a great recipe. I sliced the cumquats and added two teaspoons of cherry brandy. After draining it, I used the 'juice' to prepare cranberry sauce.  -  29 Sep 2008


    I added extra cup of sugar to the syrup, boiled it up for 15 mins and got cumquat jelly.  -  04 May 2013


    This made a great side dish. I also saved the syrup I poured off and it makes a nice drink in sparkling water. If you like things very sweet you will want to add more sugar.  -  29 Sep 2008