When my friend, Anne Spicer Underwood, moved to Florida last year, she had no idea she had a kumquat tree. This year all these little orange balls have appeared. Well, after finding out they are edible fruits we engaged into the Internet to find out what to do with them. Since they come from Chinese there are several recipes like Duck a L’Orange, but we don’t cook with duck very much so we kept looking. We found recipes galore. Jellies, jams, salsas, marmalade just to mention a few. And to eat them straight off the tree is good too. The peel is sweet and thinner than an orange. We have decided the best way is to make them into a sauce with a little sugar and water and red peppers 🌶 for the spicy lovers and serve it with meats. Here’s a great recipe for a pork roast.
But remember it makes a great sauce on ice cream and instead of making a keylime pie, next time try fixing a kumquat pie!!