Villa Cappelli 100% Italian Orange Conserve


(photo: we sampled the Villa Cappelli orange conserve with Greek yogurt and local blueberries)

The Greeks, like the Italians, treat ingredients with great respect and they do very little in the way of manipulation when preparing dishes.  Take, for example, the way Greeks consume yogurt with a simple fruit conserve or compote.  Often the yogurt is served in a bowl with some conserve, often cherry, fig, or a berry variation.  The dish is wonderful as a quick breakfast or even as a simple dessert following a large meal.  

(photo: don’t expect bright orange color, the product is all natural so you’re getting a true representation of orange and carrot)

(photo: beautiful packaging is a given in any Villa Cappelli product)

Recently, I sampled a jar of Italian orange conserve from the producer Villa Cappelli.  If you recall we reviewed Villa Cappelli’s sun dried tomatoes cured in extra virgin olive oil and we were impressed with how similar they were to our own sun dried tomatoes.  Along the same lines, we were equally mesmerized by the intense flavor of the Cappelli orange conserve which includes four simple ingredients: orange, lemon, carrot, and sugar (no pectin); kudos to the founder and owner Paul Cappelli for keeping the product simple!  
The Puglia made specialty product has a subtle orange flavor that is more tart than sweet and is nicely balanced with the addition of lemon and carrot (straight orange conserve would be too potent).  I sampled the orange conserve with fresh Greek yogurt and locally grown blueberries.  You could use the Villa Cappelli conserve on toast, scones, biscuits, and as a glaze.  We’ve also heard it works great as a cheesecake topping!

(photo: four simple ingredients keep the product situated in the Italian tradition of less is more)

Find it: Villa Cappelli Orange Conserve, $10.95 at
Giveaway Rules and Contest
We’d love for you to try a jar of Villa Cappelli’s orange conserve so please enter to win:
Giveaway Rules
– Prize Giveaway includes one (1) bottle of Villa Cappelli’s orange conserve; one lucky winner will be selected.
– What you need to do to enter: 1. become a fan of on Facebook, and 2. become a fan of on Facebook.  If you’re already a fan of Scordo on Facebook please “share” the page with your family and friends through the share feature (you’ll need to let me know you did this through email or a message on our Facebook fan page).  Whatever action you take please leave a message on the Scordo Facebook fan page, leave a comment under this post, or email us at blog(at) letting us know what action you took to enter the contest as it’s the only way for us to recognize you as an official entrant. 
– Only one entry per person please.
– The contest is open until 12 midnight on 7/15 and a single random user will be picked via (sorry contest only open to folks from the US given shipping logistics).  The winner will be announced immediately on Twitter (so please follow us) and on by 5PM on Monday, 71/6. 
– will send out the package no later than the end of July.

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