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Skaltsounia

Skaltsounia: Cretan Lenten sweet, stuffed with walnuts, dried fruit, mizithra, or apple-cinnamon filling. A delicious tradition!

Small Greek ‘skaltsounia’

Skaltsounia have a long tradition in monasteries, as well as in home-cooking and is a delicious, traditional sweet treat for the Lenten fast.

Traditional Cretan skaltsounia are stuffed with walnuts and dried fruit. Alternatively, the filling may be crushed almonds, sesame seeds, raisins, finely chopped spoon sweet, or candied fruit along with honey or jam as a medium. Also, it can be made with a grated apple with cinnamon and raisins to become apple-pita! Another variety involves using mizithra.

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