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Course Dessert
Place of origin Greece
Main ingredients Semolina, olive oil and honey
Cookbook: Melomakarona  Media: Melomakarona

The melomakarono (Greek: μελομακάρονο plural: μελομακάρονα, melomakarona) is an egg-shaped Greek dessert made mainly from flour, olive oil, and honey.[1] Along with the kourabies it is a traditional dessert prepared primarily during the Christmas holiday season.

Typical ingredients of the melomakarono are flour or semolina, sugar, orange zest and/or fresh juice, cognac (or similar beverage), cinnamon and olive oil.[2] During rolling they are often filled with ground walnuts. After baking they are immersed for a few seconds in hot syrup made of honey and sugar dissolved in water. Finally, they are decorated with ground, as well as bigger, pieces of walnut. Dark chocolate-covered melomakarona are also a more recent variation of the traditional recipe.

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  1. ^ "Melomakarona - Honey Cookies with Walnuts". 
  2. ^ Yagkou, Varvara. "Μελομακάρονα γεμιστά". (in Greek). Cyprus Food Virtual Museum. Retrieved 27 November 2015.