Quince Spoon Sweet
Traditional recipe of Edipsos

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Quince Spoon Sweet

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Ingredients

1 kg quince
1 kg sugar
2 sticks apple geranium
3 glasses water
Juice of 1 lemon
100 gr almond Mandelkern
  • Medium

Ingredients

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Quince Spoon Sweet

Traditional recipe of Edipsos

Quince is a winter fruit grown for centuries by the Ancient Greeks. In mythology, it’s mentioned as  “golden apple” as it represents fertility, welfare, and love. According to tradition, Paris offered the quince to the Goddess Aphrodite in order to take the beautiful Helen back. Its taste is similar to the taste of the apple and pear. Quince is a fruit of high nutritional value since it has fiber, trace minerals, vitamins A and C as well as copper and potassium. An average fruit has only 50 calories. Its main ingredient is pectin which decreases the levels of cholesterol and sugar. Apart from sweets and amazing jams we can combine it with beef or pork because it gives a distinct aroma. The Romans even today still light a candle and next they put a quince to spread its fragrance at home.

In Edipsos I’ve tasted the most beautiful version of it with whole almonds by the overactive Mayor of Istiaia-Edipsos,  Mrs. Lina Efstathiou-Spanou. She gave me the recipe and I had taken a photo of the sweet before it was devoured… at Loutra of Edipsos where the hot springs meet the crystal clear sea waters.

Quince Spoon Sweet

By the Mayor of Istiaia-Edipsos

Steps

1
Done

Peel the quinces and cut them into medium slices.

2
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In the pot, add warm water and pour the sugar.

3
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10 minutes

Mix a bit to melt and simmer for 10 minutes.

4
Done

Afterwards, add the quinces and boil until the syrup is made.

5
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At the end, pour the lemon juice, the apple geranium and, the almonds.

6
Done

Shake the pot and remove it from the fire.

7
Done

As soon as it is cools down, fill the glass containers until overflowing and close them tightly.

8
Done

We turn them upside down for the whole evening and the next day place them in a dark and cool place.

9
Done

We can maintain up to 2 months but when opened, we should store in the refrigerator.

10
Done

Little secrets

Do not throw away the peels because we can make another sweet, "pastokidono".

Sissy N.

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