Candied Thyme Kumquats


120ml water
100g fine granulated sugar
2-3 springs thyme
250-300g fresh kumquats, sliced


  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a heavy medium sized saucepan.

  2. Add the kumquat slices, reduce heat to a simmer and gently cook the fruit for 20-30 minutes until they are soft and the syrup is thick.

  3. Add the sprigs of thyme and allow to steep for a few minutes, then remove from heat.

  4. Allow for the fruit to cool then fill the fruit and herbs, adding some of the syrup, into a sterilized jar.  

Notes: My advice would be to give the kumquats a quick blanch in some boiling water, then discard the water. If they have been heavily treated you will be able to get rid of the chemicals. This does not effect the taste in anyway. 

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