4 cups kumquats, chopped, and seeded
1 cup of water
2 cups of sugar
Heat the water and sugar over high heat until it comes to a boil. Simmer for 4 minutes. Add the kumquats and simmer for another 10 minutes. Drain the kumquats through a colander set over a bowl to capture the syrup. Return the syrup to the pan and simmer for another 5 minutes to further reduce it. Combine the kumquats and 1/4 cup of the syrup together and allow to cool.