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“Poached Loquats”

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 2 quarts


  • 2 quarts Loquats
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh herbs like thyme sage, oregano


  • Rinse the loquats well.
  • In a pot, combine the sugar, water, loquats and herbs.
  • Cover the pot and bring the liquid to a simmer. As soon as it simmers turn off the heat, leave the lid slightly ajar and let the liquid cool.
  • Once the liquid has come to room temperature, slip the skins off of the loquats and put them in a glass jar. Set a small strainer above the jar and ladle in the syrup until it covers the loquats.
  • Seal the jars, adding a few extra sprigs of fresh herbs to the top beforehand if you can, and store the jars in the refrigerator.
  • Serve with ice cream, creme fraiche or thick cold fresh cream.