Candied Kumquat Peels

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A.H. Wiggle;P 1

"Delicious! You would never realize that kumquats have a slight vanilla-ish taste until you try this recipe."
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8 h 35 m servings 121 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.3g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place kumquat peels in a sauce pan and cover with water; bring to a boil, drain. Cover with water and boil again.
  2. Mix sugar and 1/4 cup water in a separate sauce pan and bring to a boil; add peels, lower heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Transfer peels to waxed paper and allow to dry, 8 hours or overnight.


  • Cook's Note:
  • About 18 kumquats equal 1 cup peels. Peel kumquats by making four equal vertical slices from the top to the bottom of each kumquat. Peel each section.
  • If you wish to dip the peels in chocolate, melt 6 to 8 ounces sweet chocolate in a saucepan over low heat. Grab with tongs or freshly washed hands and dip in chocolate, covering each side. Lay on wax paper. Remove saucepan from heat every three minutes to prevent burning.


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Good recipe, but I found pre-boiling the peels to be unnecessary. I sliced the kumquats horizontally in about 1/4" slices. The middles were easy to "punch" out with a finger. I boiled the peels ...

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