1 cups tart kumquats
1-1/2 cups Merlot
1/4 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
10 cloves
3 cinnamon sticks


Prepare kumquats:
1.  With a sharp knife cut kumquats in half, remove seeds and put in a pot of cold water just to cover.

2.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 min.

3.  Drain and refresh with cold water.

Prepare syrup:
1.  In a med boiler add all ingredients except kumquats and bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer  about 10 min. (until it begins to thicken) 

2.  Add kumquats and simmer an additional 5 min.

3.  Pour into clean jars.

Makes 2 pints.  Great with ham or chicken.

SUBMITTED BY:   Jeanne Cannon of Lillian, Alabama