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Retzeli

Retzeli: Thessalian spoon sweet from Asia Minor. Boiled fruits/vegetables in grape must for marmalade-like flavor. Enjoy as sweet, diluted beverage, or with anevates tiganites.

Glass plate with Greek ‘retzeli’
Retzeli or Retseli 

One of the traditional spoon sweets made in Thessaly, retzeli 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. Retzeli 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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