2 cups kumquats
3 cups water
1 1 /2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups fine granulated sugar
2 cups water
4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoon clove powder
Place whole kumquats in glass bowl and cover with the water. Sprinkle in baking soda and soak for 10 minutes. This will remove any mold and dirt. After soaking, rinse kumquats under clean, running water and dry with paper towels before proceeding.
Cut each kumquat in half and remove seeds.
In medium-sized pot, bring sugar, water and spices to a boil.
Add kumquats after syrup has thickened and has small bubbles.
Cook on medium heat for 30 minutes until excess liquid has evaporated and kumquat peels are soft.
Cool completely and store in sterilized, glass Mason jars.
Makes about 64 ounces