The spoon sweets are sweet fruit preserves served with a teaspoon as sign of hospitality in Greece and Cyprus and the Balkans in general and in some areas of the Middle East and Russia. In Crete it’s customary to drink a “tsikoudia” and eat a spoon sweet after a meal. Also often served along with Greek coffee and a glass of cold water.
But the spoon sweets are not always made with fruit! Try our recipe for carrot sweet, the result will delight you.
1 kg of carrots
1 kg of sugar
1 leaf of pelargonium
3 cups water
Peel the carrots and grate on the wide blades of the grater
Put the carrots in a pot on the stove with water enough to cover the carrot and boil a few minutes to soften them.
Add the vanilla, add pelargonium leaf, 2-3 cloves and the lemon juice.
Best served cold, and even better with ice cream!