Bambinella spoon sweets

| July 17, 2012 | 1 Reply

Bambinella: Malta’s tiny pears. A sweet but at the same time crunchy fruit, grown in Malta and harvest from July till September.

The first thing that attracts someone is this pink-blushed skin colour. In our recipe we will give prominence to the flavour, while using a Greek attitude-technique called ”spoon sweets” or ”glyko tou koutaliou” (preserves).


Servings 6-10

You need:

  • 360 grams bambinella (tiny pears)
  • 150 grams water
  • 300 grams demerara sugar (natural brown sugar)
  • a pinch of ground cloves
  • lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
  • 2 red saffron in filaments (preferable organic)



In a medium pot pour both water and sugar. Bring to a boil on high heat.

Once boiling, add all the ingredients left. Turn the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.

When soft, turn the heat off and let bambinella pears cool for at least 3 hours.

Remove bambinella from the pot.

Bring back the syrup into high heat, until it begins to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool.

Combine the syrup and bambinella pears.

Place in a jar to store.

To serve your bambinella spoon sweet:

Serve in room temperature with a cold glass of water (traditional way), or over creamy yogurt.


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Category: Desserts

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  1. marianna says:

    Τρελαίνομαι για γλυκό του κουταλιού και το συγκεκριμένο είχε διαφύγει της προσοχής μου,κακώς! :/

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