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Greek Recipe - Orange Preserve - The sweet spoon

Updated on March 24, 2015

Sweet of TableSpoon

This sweet recipe is also called in many countries as TableSpoon sweet. It can be done from many types of fruits and even from vegetables. In the countries of formal Soviet Union people used to prepare and store Sweet Preserve for cold days of winter. This type of sweet is usually being consumed with tea or coffee.

You can prepare it from all type of fruits and following vegetables:

  • Eggplant
  • Watermelon
  • Tomatoes

So bellow you will find great recipe of Tablespoon sweet made of Orange. Enjoy

5 stars from 1 rating of The dessert

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: 600-700 g


  • 5 oranges
  • 1kg sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Wash the oranges well. Make sure there is no soil or dust left.
  2. Boil oranges on low heat for about one hour, so they become soft.
  3. Cut both edges of each orange and divide in two. With a sharp knife cut the oranges into slices (2,5-3 cm)
  4. It's wise to weight the oranges and place them into the pot. Add exactly the same weight of sugar.
  5. Once sugar is melted , add lemon juice, place the pot on low heat and let it boil. When stirring the sweet be careful not to harm the orange pieces. Once the syrup is thick, remove it from the heat. Let the dessert get cold. Then place it in a 1litre jar.
  6. Consume with ice-cream, yogurt or with cup of tea.

Orange Preserve

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 12g
Calories 36
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 12 g
Protein 8 g16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • SAM ELDER profile image

      SAM ELDER 4 years ago from Home

      Yes, but grapefruits and lemons are bitter, so maybe adding more sugar will prevent the bittersweet taste.

    • someonewhoknows profile image

      someonewhoknows 4 years ago from south and west of canada,north of ohio

      better than most candies but not much better.

      I assume lemons and or grapefruit would do just as well also.