being so close to florida, we get a lot of fresh citrus throughout the winter. i love making candied kumquats and snacking on them and using them on a variety of desserts.
1 cup water
1 cup raw sugar
1 pint kumquats, thinly sliced
raw sugar for sprinkling
-in a large frying pan, boil 1 cup water and add the 1 cup sugar- stir until dissolved, simmer
-add a layer of the thinly sliced kumquats to the simple syrup mixture
-simmer for 5-6 minutes, making sure not to burn
-lightly sprinkle some sea salt and cardamon over the kumquats
-using metal tongs, turn the kumquats and simmer for another 5-6 minutes
-cover a wire rack covered in parchment paper
-remove the kumquats from the heat, one by one and place a single layer on the parchment paper.
-let cool and dry for 1 hour and sprinkle with sugar!