Traditional Greek Fig Spoon Sweet

Figs are an oddity in the fruit tree world. If given the right conditions, they’ll produce fruit throughout the year. But what happens if that’s not the conditions you happen to live in? You get creative, that’s what.

Greek Spiced Candied Plums & Plum Brandy (or Plum Spoon Sweets & Syrup!)

Plums are liars.  Okay, not all plums lie, but when they do it’s really bad, but it’s nothing that booze and sugar can’t fix.  Well, at least in this case.

Greek Sour Cherry “Spoon Sweet” (Vissino Glyko Koutaliou)

I didn’t get to enjoy this treat much when I was a kid.  Once I got a home with a yard large enough, I planted a sour cherry tree just so I could have it when I wanted.  That took care of that!

Greek Candied Lemon “Spoon Sweet”

It is amazing how many tasty treats can be made with things most of us would just toss away.  That they were made in the first place tells us that the genius behind them was a frugal person not wanting to waste what could be otherwise useful.

Sour Cherry Jam (No Added Pectin)

Several years ago we planted a Morello cherry tree in our garden. I was a little disappointed to later realize that it would never grow much bigger than 7 to 8 feet tall… until we started pulling in more cherries than I could figure out what to do with.