Sunday, January 3, 2010

Winter Dinner :: Vanilla Pudding with Candied Kumquats

For Vanilla Pudding
1 1/3 cup sugar
10 tablespoons cornstarch
8 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits
4 whole vanilla beans or 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

For Candied Kumquats
8 cups fresh kumquats, about 2 lbs.
2 cup water
4 cups plus 4 tablespoons sugar

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a heavy medium saucepan, then whisk in milk, cream and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, then boil, whisking, 1 minute. Remove from heat and whisk in butter. Divide among glasses and chill, uncovered, until cold, at least 1 1/2 hours. Thinly slice kumquats crosswise with a sharp knife, discarding seeds. Bring water and 2 cups sugar to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved, then simmer syrup, uncovered, 8-10 minutes. Stir in kumquats and simmer gently 15-20 minutes. Let stand at room temperature. Spoon over puddings

Recipe Courtesy of The Jewels of NY for Sunday Suppers


  1. I can NOT wait to try this.

    Looks and sounds absolutely delish!

  2. Drooling! I'm going to make this for my next dinner party!

  3. just looking at kumquats and trying to decide what to do with them ... now i know!

  4. love! the perfect recipe for a perfect cozy weekend at home. thanks for sharing...

  5. ahhhh yes... i can almost taste it.. this was the perfect way to end the meal.. i wanted to lick the bowl =)

  6. Looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  7. wonderful ! thanks for all the comments !