Spoon sweets (glykó tou koutalioú 'sweet of the spoon') are sweet preserves, served as a gesture of hospitality. They are popular in Greece and Cyprus, usually served by the teaspoon in a small porcelain or crystal glass dish with Greek coffee and a glass of cold water.
They are used as ice cream or yogurt topping, or in the Western way as a spread on toast for breakfast. Nowadays, they have also become a popular treat after lunch in Greek tavernas.
Available fruit in syrup: