3 cups Lillet or sweet Reisling
1 cup honey
1 tbsp cane syrup
dash vanilla extract
pinch kosher salt
two or more of the following:
2 pc green cardamon pods
1 pc whole star anise
2 pc whole allspice berries
1 tsp black or sichuan peppercorns
1 cinnamon stick
1 pound of sweet kumquats- sliced, chopped or quartered and seeds removed
Bring all ingredients except kumquats to a boil in a heavy bottomed saucepan. Add kumquats, reduce heat and simmer 20 -30 minutes until fruit is softened and has a “candied” texture. Transfer to a shallow dish and cool completely and store in the refrigerator or can.
These are delicious and I love to just snack on it. It pairs perfectly with cream cheese, goat cheese or blue cheese. It also makes a great finish to roasted pork.