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MSP -- preserved kumquats?

slowfoodgrrl Nov 24, 2007 01:13 PM

Hi, MSP 'hounds. I'm going to try a fruitcake recipe in The Joy and it calls for seeded and chopped preserved kumquats. I assume this means candied rather than preserved as in preserved with salt. Has anyone seen a product like this around the cities? And, if not, where do you get high quality candied fruits for projects like this? Thanks!

  1. The Dairy Queen Nov 25, 2007 09:20 AM

    Today's PiPress has a cookie special and they mention a place I forgot about "We Are Nuts" on Vandalia in St. Paul, which operates only during the holidays. Kathie Jenkins calls it a "fruitcake headquarters." Might be worth contacting them--651.646.1839 to see if they carry the kumquats. Aslo, Bergin Fruit & Nut Co seems promising--Energy Park Drive in St. Paul. 612.378.1234.

    Good luck!


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    1. re: The Dairy Queen
      slowfoodgrrl Nov 27, 2007 07:46 PM

      Thanks! I'll report back if I find them.

    2. The Chowhound Team Nov 25, 2007 02:54 AM

      We've moved a reply that provides a do-it-yourself recipe to the home cooking board, where recipes are discussed. http://www.chowhound.com/topics/463449

      Please limit your replies in this thread to local sources of preserved kumquats.

      Thank you.

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