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    Kumquat Jam with Honey

    Μαρμελάδα Κουμκουάτ με Μέλι – Kumquat Jam with Honey

    Kumquat jam with honey, one of the most delicious jams I have ever eaten. And, honestly,  I love red jams (berries and such) and I do not pay much attention to the rest…: D Buuut, I loved this one! If you are one of the lucky ones, and you have a kumquat tree in your garden or on your balcony, like me, keep the recipe and try it. After all, it is so simple and fast!

    Μαρμελάδα Κουμκουάτ με Μέλι – Kumquat Jam with Honey

     I know most of you would expect a more Christmas recipe, but be patient, they I will post a more festive one too. I couldn’t not publish this jam, since kumquats are now in season. Mine, which is in a large pot on the rooftop, gave us over 3 kilos of fruit in this crop. And fortunately it crops twice a year.

    I do not know about you, but I personally love kumquats. I can easily eat them as they are, with the skin. Their scent drives me crazy!

    Μαρμελάδα Κουμκουάτ με Μέλι – Kumquat Jam with Honey

    Kumquats benefits

    I recently read on the internet that kumquats have a very good antioxidant capacity as they have a high concentration of flavonoids and phenolic acids, and in fact the highest concentrations of these are found in the skin of the fruit, so it is better to consume it whole.

    They are also rich in dietary fiber, have antimicrobial properties and have been used for many years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat airway inflammation.

    Μαρμελάδα Κουμκουάτ με Μέλι – Kumquat Jam with Honey

    Kumquat Jam

    But let’s say a few words about this kumquat jam with honey. As I told you before it is very fast and simple. I prefer to feel the fruit and its taste (especially this fruit), so I cut them into slices, not too thin. They did not melt, as you can see in the photos. You eat a spoonful and you have all the flavor of the fruit in your mouth, and its aroma! If, on the other hand, you want it finely chopped and more melted, chop the fruit more, so that by boiling they soften more.

    Kumquat Jam with Honey

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    jam, breakfast, fruits greek, mediterranean
    Serves: 35
    Prep Time: 15 Cooking Time: 25 Total Time: 35

    Delicious, flavorful and very quick kumquat jam, made with honey

    Ingredients

    • 700gr. kumquats, washed
    • 430gr. honey (I used thyme)
    • 200ml water
    • the juice of 1 small lemon

    Instructions

    1

    Cut the kumquats into slices and remove the seeds.

    2

    Put them in a medium saucepan, over medium heat, with honey and water. Put the lid on the pot and leave it for 5 minutes.

    3

    Remove the lid and let the mixture simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until almost all the liquid has evaporated and mixture is thick. Meanwhile, skim with a slotted spoon when needed.

    4

    Add the lemon juice, let it simmer for 2-3 more minutes and remove from the heat.

    5

    Allow to cool and store.

    Nutrition

    • 52 Calories
    • 13.3g Carbohydrates
    • 0.2g Fat
    • 1.3g Fiber
    • 0.4g Protein
    • 12g Sugar
    • 0.2g Trans fat

    Notes

    If you prefer your jam more spreadable, chop fruits finely, so they melt during boiling.
    Yields aproxx. 700gr. jam.

    Do you want to see what other jam recipes are on the blog?

    Dried Fig Jam

    Sweet Chilli & Tomato Jam

    Strawberry Jam with Chia Seeds

    Dried Apricot Jam

    and also Red Mirabelles Chutney

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