April 16
Kumquat Jam

Kumquat Marmalade

I got so excited when I discovered one of my gorgeous friends and business partners, Tuyen, has 2 small kumquat trees.  You see, I hadn’t seen a kumquat tree for many years.  Glenn’s grandmother used to have one in her backyard in Cronulla, but that was many years ago.

We lived in Glenn’s grandmother’s house for a time, and I hated that the kumquat fruit would rot and fall off the trees, so I used to make marmalade which was perfect to balance out the tartness of the fruit, and to use up the fruit wastefully growing.

My kids love it on a cheese platter when we are entertaining guests to balance out an aged cheese.

Kumquat Jam

Prep time Processing time Total time
5 mins 95 mins  100 mins

Author: Essential Olie


  • 500g Kumquats
  • 300g Raw Caster Sugar
  • 150ml Water

Thermomix Method

  1. Wash Kumquats, then place in the bowl, secure lid and measuring cup and whiz on Speed 6 for 4 seconds.
  2. Scrape down the side, then add Water, secure lid and measuring cup and cook at 100°C using the reverse Speed 2 for 5 minutes.
  3. Using a strainer and a bowl, strain out seeds, and put juice, flesh and rind back into the bowl
  4. Add Raw Caster Sugar, secure lid, and simmering basket instead of measuring cup, cook at 100°C using reverse Speed 1 for 95 minutes.
  5. Using the lid, pour into sterilised jars, leave upside down on a chopping board until cool, then store in the refrigerator.
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