Tangerine sweets. Greek recipe for Valentine

One of the things I liked the most about this Greek recipe for mandarin oranges is the delicious aroma they give off. I love the smell of this fruit! I assure you that each bite is a real temptation and it is very difficult to stop eating these sugary balls.

I found these sweets surfing the internet and I knew right away that I was going to make them. They are not cloying at all and remain in perfect condition for a long time if stored in an airtight container.

Ingredients for 30 tangerine sweets

  • 1/2 k of tangerines, 125 ml of freshly squeezed tangerine juice, 175 g of ground almonds, 300 g of superfine sugar, icing sugar to sprinkle.

How to make Greek mandarin oranges

We begin by peeling the tangerines, taking care to remove all the white part of the peels so that they do not become bitter. We put the skins in a bowl, cover them with water and let them rest for 6 hours. Strain them, put them in a saucepan on the fire with water and cook them until they are tender (45 or 60 minutes).

Strain the skins and let them cool slightly. We crush them with the mixer, adding 2 or 3 tablespoons of the tangerine juice to facilitate the crushing. Add the almonds and continue grinding until you get a homogeneous cream. This step can also be done with a food processor.

Apart, in a non-stick saucepan, add the rest of the juice and sugar and cook everything, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Once dissolved, we let this syrup boil 5 more minutes without stirring it until it thickens. We add the tangerine and almond mixture and cook it all together for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

When the mixture detaches from the walls of the saucepan, we remove it from the heat and let it cool down. We line a large tray with vegetable paper. We moisten our hands with water and we form little balls the size of a walnut. We put them in the source and let them dry 24 hours. Finally, we coat the mandarin sweets in ground sugar and store them in an airtight container.

Processing time | 48 hours Difficulty | Easy


This Greek recipe for tangerine sweets is perfect to serve after a hearty meal, because they are very light. Although, as I have read, in Greece sweets are generally not served after meals but to accompany a coffee or tea in the afternoon. It is also another attractive option to savor this recipe.

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