Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 4 cups fresh kumquats

  2. 1 cup water

  3. 2 cups plus 3 tbsp. granulated sugar

  4. 2/3 cup low-fat cream cheese

  5. 1/3 cup sour cream

  6. 1 store bought or homemade tart shell, baked

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Using a sharp knife, slice the kumquats crosswise into thin pieces.

  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the water and 2 cups of sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and then reduce heat to a simmer.

  3. Add the kumquat slices and stir until all slices are coated. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

  4. Drain the kumquats over a bowl to reserve the sugar syrup. Return syrup to the pan and boil until reduced by half.

  5. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and 2 remaining tbsp. sugar. Stir together until smooth.

  6. Spread the mixture evenly on the bottom of the tart shell. Place the candied kumquats on top in a decorative fashion. Brush the tops of the kumquats with the reserved syrup.

  7. Slice and serve. Photo courtesy of<


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