Martorana Fruit

“Martorana” Fruit (marzipan fruit)

Made with almonds and sugar, these sweets are known around the world for their shape and colour- that of various fruits and vegetables.
They are named after a monastery in Palermo. Legend has it that the nuns hung them from the trees of their garden in occasion of the King’s visit (hence the name “royal” pastry).
Today they are mostly associated with the commemoration of the dead as a gift to children to ward off death.