A Kumquaty Afternoon

Phew! I just spent the last two hours preparing and canning 13 half-pints of Kumquat Curd. Only 12 half-pints would fit in the pressure canner, so the last jar is in the refrigerator waiting to be consumed. It won’t last a week in this house… I’m eyeballing it already.


If you want to can some of your own homemade Kumquat Curd (can you say awesome holiday gift?), check out the recipe. Be sure to leave 1/2″ headspace, and then using your pressure canner, can for 10 minutes at 10 pounds of pressure (add 5 pounds of pressure if you are canning above 1,000 feet). Easy peasy!

As long as we only eat 1 half-pint jar (8 ounces) per month, we will have plenty to last until next summer.

2 thoughts on “A Kumquaty Afternoon

  1. That sounds great! I’ll have to try it, as soon as I get my canner. Hubby order me one finally and when I received it the gauge was off, called the company and sending me a new one. This is my first time using a pressure canner. Can’t wait for the part to get here. Do you use your canner a lot and do you use it for the water bath canning as well. Mare p.s. been watching a lot of you tube on it.

    • I have been using my pressure canner at least 3 times a week. It is certainly getting some use around here. 😉 I have a glass-top stove which cannot support the weight of a water bath canner, so I can only use my flat-bottomed pressure canner to can things. So far so good though.

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