It is not typo! ‘Kumquat’ is spelled ‘Cumquat’ in Australia. One of my neighbours planted some Cumquat trees because they are pretty. Now the trees are fruiting but she doesn’t like the fruit. She felt a little ashamed of wasting the fruit and asked me if I want them. YES, PLEASE! Now I have a jar of delicious Cumquat Preserve that I can enjoy for a while.


500g Cumquats
1 cup (250g) Sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons Grand Marnier OR Cointreau *optional

  1. Wash Cumquats, slice off the top, cut in half and remove pips, then place in a saucepan.
  2. Add Sugar and mix, and set aside for 20 to 30 minutes. No need to add water as plenty of juice should come out. However, if the skin is rather thick and hard, you could add some Water and cook longer.
  3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes or until the juice is thickened but still runny. Add Grand Marnier if you like. Keep in a sterilised jar with a lid.