Kumquats can be used in as many ways as your imagination
will allow! Kumquats are eaten as a snack or with other food such
as sandwiches to add an exciting tangy flavor. Fresh kumquats can
be used in flavoring bread, cakes, cookies, pies, and cheese cake.
Kumquats in sauces, marmalade, jelly, and glaze are exceptionally tasty and are
a particular treat as a topping for bread, biscuits, and cakes. Kumquats
are used in flavoring or garnish on other foods and are particularly
good when cooked with chicken, pork, or fish. They add both flavor
and color to the dish. Kumquat chutney is especially delicious served
over cooked ham.
Many exciting kumquat recipes
are included on this site. Whole,
preserved kumquats are served as a dessert
in many restaurants as a specialty item.
The kumquat fruit can be stored
in the refrigerator for up to three weeks.
Frozen kumquat puree can be stored for
six months or more. Kumquat puree is used in
the making of jams and jellies and
as a flavoring for ice cream, beer and other
Kumquats are brilliant orange in color
and are widely used for decorations. With
stems and leaves, they are perfect for decorating
dining tables, used as center pieces or added
to fruit bowls. They can also be used as a
garnish on a platter or individual plates.
Fresh kumquats, without leaves, are sliced and
added to fruit salads or fruit bowls. They can
surround fish dishes or add visual appeal to
other meats. They can be tied into swags,
Christmas wreaths, and placed among other
table decorations. Each decorating or cooking
magazine seems to bring new ideas with each