How to Make It
In a medium saucepan, bring kumquats and water to cover to a boil, then simmer gently 10 minutes. Drain and let cool.
Score* each kumquat lengthwise through skin in 3 places. In saucepan, combine 2 cups water, the corn syrup, and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil 2 minutes. Add kumquats, return to a boil, then reduce heat and boil gently 10 minutes. Let cool in pan.
*Sunset tip--use clean nail scissors.
Make ahead: Up to 3 weeks, chilled.