Kumquats make great marmalade

Published 1:21 am Wednesday, January 23, 2008

By Staff
A tis-ket, a tas-ket, a basket full of kumquats. That's right! Florence Rowser of Brewton enjoys picking kumquats from her tree to share with her many friends and relatives across the country.
She also takes pleasure in making pretty decorative arrangements from the fruit branches cut from her tree. The sweet smell of citrus throughout her home is breath taking
She recently shared some kumquats with her friend Pauline Williams of Brewton.
Pauline said the kumquats brought back childhood memories of her grand-father's orchard in East Brewton.
Pauline has been busy these days making Kumquat Marmalade to share with her friends, neighbors and relatives.
So far she has made 18 half-pint jars.
Mrs. Williams says it's the perfect addition to any meal.
Here is her favorite recipe to share. Enjoy!
Kumquat Marmalade
3 cups kumquats
1 cup water
1 package Sure-Jell
6 1 /2 cups sugar
Wash kumquats; rinse well, dry. Cut the kumquats in half (cross-wise) and remove the seeds (the whole seeds will pop out).
Chop halved kumquats coarsely, or slice thinly or use a food processor. Combine the kumquats, water and sure-Jell.
Add the sugar and bring to a boil that you cannot stir down.
Continue to boil for 1 minute. Pour into sterile jars and seal. Makes 12 half- pint jars.