frutta di Martorana

/FROOT-tah dee mahr-toh-RAH-nah/

A confection from Sicily made of marzipan formed into very realistic fruits. They are called Martorana after the convent at the Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio where the nuns practised the art of forming fruits from marzipan and then hung them among the trees in the cloister garden.

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