Quince preserves are amongst the most favorite spoon sweets in Greece.
Greek spoon sweets are fruits preserved in syrup. They are called spoon sweets because traditionally, they are served in the amount of a tablespoon. It’s an old-fashioned sweet delicacy that used to be in every Greek home to treat each guest that came to visit. Along with a cup of Greek coffee (or Turkish it’s the same thing). They were so much in fashion the past decades for many reasons. A few of these are: they are budget-friendly, it’s an easy way to preserve almost every fruit (sometimes even vegetables like melitzanaki) that is in season. Also, they keep nicely, stored in a dark cupboard for up to a year (as there is no need to refrigerate them). Serving a spoon sweet to a guest back in the ’50s or ’60s was a way for women to show how good and hospitable housewives they were.
How To Eat A Spoon Sweet…
Serve on top of Greek yogurt or ice cream.
Serve as a topping to a cake.
Use it to make a fruit tart.
Use the syrup along with soda or sparkling water as a homemade fruit beverage.
Serve with pancakes and crepes.
Or serve as is, along with your afternoon coffee.