Greek Spoon Dessert

Grape spoon dessert Greek

Greek spoon dessert

Greek spoon dessert is a traditional sweet offered in almost everysingle household in Greece. These desserts are very popular as they include many different fruit varieties and can store for a long period of time. They are often used as a welcome treat for guests or event as a home made gift when placed in a jar.

Grape spoon dessert in Greek is known as Glyko tou koutaliou. Some varieties include orange, cherry, fig and even walnut.

Grape spoon dessert are enjoyed over Greek yoghurt, as a topping for cheesecake or just on its own. Place 1-2 teaspoons on a plate and serve with a coffee.

Ingredients for Greek spoon dessert

500g seedless green grapes
500g sugar  (use less if you don’t like it too sweet, 250g-350g sugar will still work)
1/2 cup water
1 sprig of rose geranium
Juice of 1 lemon

Method for Greek spoon dessert

  1. Separate the grapes from the stalks and pick out any soft overripened grapes and discard.
  2. Wash the grapes very well and drain.
  3. Place the water in the bottom of a pot and then place the grapes and the sugar in alternating layers. After that, add the lemon juice and let it stand for a few hours so the grapes can release their juices.
  4. Place the pot on the stove and once its warm use a spoon to stir carefully it so the sugar doesn’t stick to the bottom. After that, simmer for 40-45 minutes on a very low heat with the lid on.
  5. Turn it off the heat and let it sit overnight covered with a tea towel. The next day bring it to the boil for 10 minutes to absorb excess fluid and bubble and then add the rose geranium a few minutes before.
  6. Finally, turn off the heat and cover it with a tea towel for a few hours before placing it into sterilised jars.

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