Susina pappacona

Susina pappacona is a traditional dessert from the Campania region in Italy. It is mainly found in the towns and communes of Avellino, Benevento, and Caserta. This sweet treat is made using a specific variety of plum called “susina pappacona,” which is native to this region.

The susina pappacona plum is known for its unique flavor and sweetness. It is typically harvested in late summer and early autumn when it is fully ripe. The plums are then cooked down with sugar and lemon juice to create a thick and flavorful jam-like consistency.

One popular recipe for susina pappacona involves stuffing the plums with a mixture of almonds, sugar, and cinnamon. The stuffed plums are then baked until tender and served with a drizzle of honey or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Another recipe includes using the plum jam as a filling for a traditional Italian crostata, a sweet tart pastry.

The susina pappacona dessert has gained recognition as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) in Italy. This recognition ensures that the dessert is made using traditional methods and ingredients from the specific region of Campania. The specifications for this PAT recognition include using only susina pappacona plums from the designated towns and communes, as well as following Traditional Recipesss and production methods.

Sources:
– “Susina Pappacona” – www.agraria.org
– “Susina Pappacona: un frutto antico” – www.campaniagastronomica.it