Grape Spoon Sweet
(Stafyli glyko)

For 1 900g jar or 4 225g jars
Difficulty: Medium
Prep time: 1 hour 40 minutes plus standing time

jar of grape sweet spoon

Grape Spoon Sweet
(Stafyli glyko)

For 1 900g jar or 4 225g jars
Difficulty: Medium
Prep time: 1 hour 40 minutes plus standing time

jar of grape sweet spoon

INGREDIENTS 

1) 1300g seedless grapes
2) 600g sugar
3) juice of 2 lemons
4) 1 tsp vanilla extract
5) a few whole cloves, optional

Preparation

Wash and pick over the grapes, removing all the stalks and any damaged fruit.

In a large saucepan place a layer of grapes sprinkled with a couple of spoonfuls of sugar.

Repeat the procedure, alternating layers of grapes and sugar until both are finished.

Pour the lemon juice over them, cover and set aside for 12 hours or overnight.

The next day add 360 ml of water to the pan and bring to the boil.

Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Cover and set aside for another 12 hours at least.

The next day bring the pan to the boil over medium heat and add the vanilla and cloves, if using.

Simmer for 30 minutes or until the liquid thickens to syrup.

Let cool and pour into sterilized jars. Seal and store in a cool dark place.

Enjoy!

sweet spoon

Note: In the old days housewives used to be judged on the basis of their spoon sweets, which can be made out of virtually any fruit or even vegetables, like cherry tomatoes or baby eggplant. Visitors would be given a small plate of sweet with a glass of iced water and a tiny cup of thick Greek coffee. But they are also delicious spooned over thick Greek yogurt or ice cream.

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