Desserts, Ramadan

Top 15+ Desserts for Ramadan

Halawet El-Jibn, namoura, basbousa, layali lubnan, energy balls, and qatayef are some sweets that are considered the best Ramadan desserts.

During Ramadan, breaking fast after a long day without eating or drinking is the most enjoyable part of every evening. It is that Iftar time when family and friends get together to enjoy delectable dishes. What’s even more rewarding is that sweet bite that is often enjoyed after having Iftar or even at suhoor. Here, you will get the top 15+ desserts that can satisfy your sweet tooth in Ramadan.

To elevate that moment of sweetening, I have brought you a collection of some sweet treats. They are the top 15+ treats that your body needs to replenish its dessert reservoire. From traditional Arabic delicacies like qatayef and kunafa to classic desserts like cheesecake and truffles, there’s always something savory for everyone.



Qishta-Stuffed Sweets for Ramadan

This is a collage of the best Ramadan desserts that are stuffed with qishta. It includes images of qatayef, halawet el-jibn, basbousa, truffles, and others.
Grab some simple syrup and dig in immediately.

The star ingredient of most Ramadan desserts is undoubtedly that silky, creamy mixture called qishta, qashta, or ashta. It converts every dessert course into a special occasion of celebrating every bite. In the list below, you will find links of tasty qashta-stuffed recipes that will satisfy everyone’s craving for a sugary munch. All you need is prepare some simple syrup or Qater. You can find the recipe link in the list at the bottom.

Qatayef Asafiri (Middle Eastern Cream-Filled Pancakes)
Qatayef Asafiri or Middle Eastern Cream-Filled Mini Pancakes is a finger-licking dessert that you can never have enough of. With Ramadan right around the corner, you’ll want to save this recipe.
Check out this recipe
A white porcelain saucer stands out in the middle of a metal dish. The saucer contains a sugar syrup and around it there are mini pancakes or Qatayif Asafiri stuffed with Qashta and pistachios.

Halawat el Jibn (Sweet Cheese Rolls)
This dessert is traditional to the Middle East and is popular during the month of Ramadan! We are not talking about an ordinary sweet treat here; this is the real deal. It’s the princess of clotted cream desserts, with sweet cheese, simple syrup (ater), and ricotta milk.
Check out this recipe
The smoothest, easiest, and softest Halawat el Jibn made out of simple ingredients!

Ashta, Middle Eastern Clotted Cream
Ashta, Kashta or Qishta is an Arabic-style clotted cream that will make you fall in love with Middle Eastern desserts. With a handful of ingredients that are already available in your kitchen pantry, you can make the best clotted cream you have ever tasted. 
Check out this recipe
A bowl filled with fresh Ashta topped with thinly sliced pistachios and dried roses.

Aish El Saraya Dessert
The simple syrup-soaked bread and the homemade clotted cream are just a great combination. Aish El Saraya features a layer of soaked toast bread that melts in the mouth, a creamy orange blossom topping, and is garnished with pistachios.
Check out this recipe
Aish El Saraya: A Middle Eastern Dessert is equivalent to "Palace Bread." With two delicious layers and pistachios decorated on top, the toast and cream

Basbousa Bil Qishta (Semolina Cake With Cream)
Are you looking for a colorful and pleasant way to dress up your meetings or gathering tables? I have the ideal Basbousa Bil Qishta dessert for you. It’s a traditional Middle Eastern cake, made of oh-so-moist semolina, stuffed with decadent cream, drenched in sugar syrup, and topped with flavorful nuts.
Check out this recipe
Basbousa bil Qishta is a middle eastern dessert consists of a semolina base, soaked with simple syrup and a layer of cream

Qatayef Recipe
Qatayef are the most popular Ramadan dessert, and for a good reason! They are so delicious, absolutely easy to make, and perfect for preparing ahead.
Check out this recipe
golden Qatayef fried to perfection stuffed with cheese filling and garnished with chopped pistachios and rose petals and served with simple syrup

Easy No Bake Knafeh Cups
Want a fancy dessert with the stress? Drop some shredded phyllo crust in a cup, pour the sweet syrup over it then a layer of cream and your Easy No Bake Knafeh Cups are ready to be served! Knafeh (or Kunafa, knefeh or Konafi) is a traditional, popular Middle Eastern pastry delight that resembles waffles, pancakes, or cheesecake.
Check out this recipe
Layers of knafeh dough, cream and pistachio in a cup

Mafroukeh Truffles
Mafroukeh is a traditional Lebanese dessert that is simple and easy to make. The best of all is that it requires no baking!
Check out this recipe
Traditional Mafroukeh dessert filled with ashta and topped with pistachios and dried roses.

Qashta-Free Ramadan Desserts

A number of images fill a beige background. The pictures are of sweets as energy balls, rice pudding, kunafa, namoura, and mushabak.
A masterpiece of sweet bites for Ramadan!

Now, if you want qashta-free desserts for Ramadan, check out the list below. The sweets down here are also very popular and enjoyed by people of all ages. Like sweets with qishta, they never fail to turn your Ramadan nights into times of fun and satisfaction.

Layali Lubnan (Lebanese Nights Dessert)
Looking for a fast and easy dessert to make? Layali Lubnan or “Lebanese Nights Dessert” is undoubtedly one of the best choices for you! Easy, quick, and stress-free to make, Layali Lubnan is served as a simple, joyous, and bright piece of soiree dessert.
Check out this recipe
A traditional Lebanese dessert served usually during night gatherings or in Ramadan Month.

Namoura (Harissa)
Namoura is a classic dessert that is loved across the Middle East, and I bet you will too! It is so popular that it has been adapted in many countries. The authentic Middle Eastern syrup-soaked semolina cake recipe is easy and it comes out thin and moist. It is served throughout the year but is particularly enjoyed during religious occasions.
Check out this recipe
For serving, Namoura is cut in diamond shaped pieces
Date Energy Balls
A healthy and great alternative to sugar-packed energy bars, these Date Energy Balls are super quick and easy to make. The good news is that these date energy balls only require 7 ingredients.
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Great energy date balls covered with different flavors like pistachios, coconut, cranberries and sesame seeds.

Mushabak Halabi (Middle Eastern Churros)
If you’re looking for a quick dessert to satisfy your sugar cravings, I got you covered with this Mushabak Halabi recipe. Not only is it delicious and very easy to make, but it is also so aesthetically pleasing that they will be gone in the blink of any eye!
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Mushabak Halabi , a super easy dessert made in spiral shapes and garnished with pistachios and dried rose petals.

Authentic Palestinian Knafeh
Also known as Knafeh Nabulsiyeh, Palestinian Knafeh is a great dessert (or even sweet breakfast) option. In its authentic form, it has a top and bottom crust made with shredded phyllo or kataifi dough. Its middle section is filled with a combination of ackawi, Nabulsi, and mozzarella cheese.
Check out this recipe
An authentic Palestinian Kunafa topped with pistachios.

Knafeh Cheesecake
If you have a sweet tooth, then you have certainly heard of the Palestinian knafeh! How about a modern take on this traditional Palestinian dessert? Knafeh Cheesecake is a specialty dessert in the Middle East. So let’s get into it!  
Check out this recipe
homemade refreshing knafeh cheesecake topped ricotta cheese and garnished with chopped pistachios and rose petals

Middle Eastern Rice Pudding (Riz Bi Haleeb)
Rice pudding, also known as Riz Bi Haleeb, is a sweet, creamy, and extremely comforting dessert made of three main ingredients. Rice, milk, and sugar. It is so filling that you can serve it for breakfast or dessert, either hot or cold.
Check out this recipe
Middle Eastern Rice Pudding bowl served with colorful toppings

Authentic Walnut Baklawa
If you are looking for a tasty and unique dessert to impress your family and friends, then you should definitely give this wonderful Walnut Baklawa recipe a try. 
Check out this recipe
walnut baklawa is made of layers of phyllo pastry and filled with crushed walnuts

Other Sweet Treats You Must Try in Ramadan

Tiramisu Cheesecake

Easy No Bake Lazy Cake Recipe

Palestinian Makrouta

No Bake Éclair Cake

Eggless Chocolate Cake

Nescafe Cake (Ice Box Coffee Cake)

Maamoul (Date Filled Cookies)

Qater (Sheera)

Rich White Hot Chocolate Recipe

Hilbeh | Fenugreek Cake

Baklava Cheesecake Bars

Knafeh Na’ameh


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