Cumquat Chutney

A late winter chutney

Cumquat Chutney

Each late Winter or early Spring, cumquat trees are laden with fruits, and there are enough to make chutney and pickles for the year ahead. Sometimes a jam as well. This is my favourite Cumquat Chutney.

Are you looking for similar recipes? You might also want to try Easy Cumquat Marmalade, Pickled Cumquats, Easy Pickled Cumquats, and Cumquats and Gin. Or Ousbacks Roasted Red Pepper and Apple Relish, and Onion Marmalade.

All of the Cumquat recipes are here. Or explore our Preserves. For more inspiration, check out our Early Spring recipes.


Cumquat Chutney

Source : Adapted from  Fresh Approach Cooking
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 25-30 mins
Serves: It makes about 1.5  cups, but you can double the quantity 

ingredientsPreserved Cumquats
1 Tblspn vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly
1 Tblspn fresh ginger, finely grated or chopped
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
2 green chillies, chopped
250g cumquats, rinsed and sliced thinly
1 whole star anise
½ cup sugar
2 tspn salt
1 tspn fresh ground black pepper
1 Tblspn white vinegar
½ cup orange juice

Saute the garlic, onions, ginger and chillies in the vegetable oil over medium heat, until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and bring to a simmer. Let it cook until the cumquats are softened, about 15-20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Store in clean glass jars. Remove the star anise before eating.

Cumquat Chutney





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