Olive Syrupy Sweet

Syrupy sweet are mostly made with fruit or vegetable preserves. In Lesvos a beautiful syrupy sweet is made with olives as its ingredient, the trademark product of the island.



1 kg. green olives

1200 gr. sugar

4 cups water

Juice for one lemon or 1 tsp. citric (tartaric acid)

Apple (rose) geranium, cinnamon



Step 1

Soak olive in water for two day to do away with their bitter taste.

Step 2

Make syrup by boiling water mixed with sugar. Dip the olive in the syrup for a little while.

Step 3

Turn off the flame. Remove the pot. Bring to boil the next day adding the lemon juice.