Spiced cumquat chutney

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These small, tight citrusy fruits are bursting with intense squirts of vitamin C, flavour and acidity. Native to the Asia-Pacific region, cumquats come in both oval and round varieties. Either way, they are a joy to eat, wonderfully refreshing and very versatile.

Spiced Cumquat chutney makes a great accompaniment to pork.
Spiced Cumquat chutney makes a great accompaniment to pork.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cumquats, halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange or mandarin juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1/4 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp dried currants

Method

Cut cumquats in half, remove whatever seeds you can.

Place all chutney ingredients in a saucepan, bring to boil, then turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove any pieces of spice that are visible.

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  • Main Ingredients - Orange
  • Course - Side Dish
  • Occasion - Barbecue, Family meals

3 comments so far

  • This is so easy and soooooo nice with lots of other things besides pork...

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    L.C.
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    Date and time
    September 20, 2013, 4:55PM
  • Looking forward to trying this one when the cumquats are ready to pick from my tree!

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    BakerMum
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    October 17, 2013, 9:52PM
  • How long does this keep and how do you recommend storing it?

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    GAJ
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    Melbourne
    Date and time
    October 18, 2013, 6:23AM

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