Traditional Turkish Desserts

Turkish foods have got a special flavor. If you like Turkish foods, you should try traditional desserts.

Must try in Turkey: Desserts

Everybody loves desserts. Pudding, cake, ice cream, tiramisu... But Turkish desserts are different. They are often naturally sweet and creatively spiced. You will love them.

Here is the top Turkish desserts...


The most known Turkish dessert is, of course, baklava (sweet pastry). Layers of phyllo dough and chopped nuts are sweetened with syrup or honey, then cut into individual servings.


Künefe is a kind of sweet pastry and it has got cheese in it. You should have Künefe, when it's still hot.


This dessert is like doughnut with syrup. The difference is; lokma is a fried dough.They are flavored with honey, sugar syrup, or cinnamon.

Ekmek Kadayıfı

Ekmek Kadayıfı is a version of bread pudding that served with kaymak (a type of milk cream). This dessert is one of the sweetest dessert of Turkish culture.


Helva or halva is a dense dessert. Halva means sweet. There is a flour-based version that is more gelatinous, whereas the nut, butter, and sugar-based version crumbles more easily.



 Aşure is mostly cooked in houses in a certain time of the year known as Aşure month (according to the Islamic Calendar) and shared with relatives and neighbors. You can find it in restaurants easily too. It contains wheat, rice, beans, chick peas, sugar, dried fruits and nuts

Before having these delicious desserts, would you like to have dinner?

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