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Candied Kumquats for Sour Lemon Cake

Garnish Martha's Sour Lemon Cake with these delicious candied kumquats.

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups


  • 2 cups kumquats, washed
  • 2 cups sugar


  1. Using a needle or a toothpick, prick small holes in kumquats all around; set aside.

  2. Bring sugar and 2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring, until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to simmer and add kumquats; let simmer for 2 hours.

  3. Remove from heat and let stand until cooled to room temperature. Place kumquats and liquid in an airtight container; refrigerate overnight.

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