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Glass plate with Greek ‘retseli’, spoon sweet from fruits or vegetables and o sweet spoon with a piece of it

Retseli

Retseli or Retzeli

One of the traditional spoon sweets made in Thessaly, retseli originates from Asia Minor. It is made from seasonal fruits or vegetables which are initially boiled on their own, but are then boiled together in grape must, which imparts sweetness, giving it the flavor of marmalade and spoon sweet. It can also be made from figs or quince, as suits one’s taste, following roughly the same method. Retseli is served as spoon sweet or as a beverage by diluting it with cold water. It is also served with anevates tiganites.

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