Spoon Sweet

A 'spoon sweet' is so called because it is served on a small, crystal dish and eaten with a tiny spoon. It is a homemade, sweet preserve made by boiling fruit and sugar with a touch of lemon juice, but ensuring that the fruit retains its original shape, colour, aroma and flavour. Most are prepared at the time of year each fruit matures; wild cherries, grapes, figs, apricots, mulberries, prunes, quince, bergamot and citrus from early summer to late Autumn, while pistachio, walnut, fig and bitter orange mature later.

fruit, sugar, preserve