I love being a mom. Of course, it is easy to do that when you have two of the sweetest kids in the whole wide world.
I also love kumquats and thought that in honor of Mother’s Day, I would share one of my favorite recently developed recipes with this awesome ingredient.
It is best to find very fresh kumquats—preferably picked at their peak. When purchased from grocery stores, these small citrus fruits tend to be significantly less flavorful, so it is worth the effort to find a local source if you live in a climate where these grow. My favorite variety is the oval shaped Nagami. For this fruit, you can eat the whole thing- seeds, skin, and all. The tart sweetness is packed with citrus flavor.
A gingersnap crust adds a nice spicy base flavor while the mile high meringue balance out the tartness, creating a wonderful dessert that is delicious and not too heavy.