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List of Turkish desserts

This is a list of desserts from Turkish cuisine.

Name of dessert Image Type Description
Acıbadem kurabiyesi Acibadem Kurabiyesi.jpg Almond cookie
Aşure Aşure kaseleri.JPG Pudding A wheat pudding that contains dried fruits, nuts, chickpeas and other ingredients
Ayva tatlısı Ayva tatlısı.jpg Fruit A fruit-based dessert made with quince
Badem ezmesi Badem ezmesi 1.JPG Nuts Marzipan
Baklava Baklava(1).png Phyllo pastry
Bülbül yuvası Bulbulyuvasi, Turkish dessert.jpg Phyllo pastry A type of phyllo pastry with walnut
Cezerye Cezerye.jpg Candy Turkish gelatinous sweet made from caramelised carrots, shredded coconut and roasted nuts
Cevizli sucuk Gaziantep 1250632.jpg Candy Walnuts coated in fermented grape or mulberry juice and dried to resemble sausages
Demir tatlısı Rosette(cookie).JPG Fried batter Fried cookie made with an iron mold
Dilber dudağı Dilber dudağı.JPG Pastry Buttery pastry soaked in simple syrup
Dondurma Maraş dondurma.jpg Dairy Ice cream
Ekmek kadayıfı Ekmek kadayıfı - small.jpg


Bread pudding usually served with fresh clotted cream
Pistachio with Nuts
Güllaç Güllaç with whipped cream.jpg Dairy, fruit Turkish milk and pomegranate pastry
Hanım göbeği Pastry Deep fried choux pastry balls soaked in simple syrup
Hoşaf Fruit Stewed dried fruits optionally spiced with cloves or cinnamon, may be served cold over rice
Hoşmerim Peynir helvası, Ankara.jpg Halva Also called cheese halvah, homemade hoşmerim is made from cheese, semolina and powdered sugar and often served with ice cream, honey or nuts
Kabak tatlısı Kabak tatlısı.jpg Fruit Candied pumpkin garnished with walnuts and fresh kaymak cream
Kalburabastı Pastry Syrup-drenched pastries often served during the Islamic holidays, including the
Kaysefe Fruit Stewed dried fruits topped with melted butter and chopped nuts
Kazandibi Kazandibi (Borsa).jpg Pudding Caramelized Tavuk göğsü
Keşkül Keşkül dessert.jpg Pudding Almond based milk pudding
Komposto Komposto.jpg Fruit Fresh fruit compote
Künefe Künefe and dondurma.jpg Pastry Tel kadayif dough stuffed with cheese
Lokma Lokma Galata Bridge.JPG Fried batter Leavened, deep fried dough soaked in simple syrup or drizzled with honey
Lokum T Honey.jpg Candy Turkish delights
Macun Macun şekeri.jpg Candy Turkish toffee candy
Muhallebi Meyveli muhallebi.jpg Pudding, dairy Milk pudding
Orcik candy Candy Candy coated walnut and fermented grape juice mixture
Pekmez Syrup Traditionally prepared molasses syrup, usually made from grapes
Pepeçura Pudding Pudding of grape must thickened with flour and optionally nuts
Pestil Pestil.jpg Fruit Fruit leather
Pişmaniye Keten helva.jpg Helva Flour roasted in butter blended into pulled sugar

Also called çekme helva, or pulled helva

Revani Revani with lemon zest.jpg Cake Semolina cake soaked in simple syrup
Şekerpare Sheqerpare me bajame.JPG Pastry Soft almond pastry dripped in lemon-flavored simple syrup
Şıllık Crepe Turkish dessert crepe filled with walnut and topped with sweet syrup and chopped pistachio
Şöbiyet Şöbiyet ve dondurma.jpg Phyllo pastry Similar to baklava but filled with sweet cream and nuts
Supangle Supangle 2.jpg Cake, pudding Chocolate pudding topped cake garnished with chopped pistachio or shredded coconut
Sütlü Nuriye Sütlü nuriye.jpg Phyllo pastry, dairy Milky version of baklava
Tavuk göğsü Tavuk Göğsü.JPG Pudding, dairy Turkish milk pudding made with shredded chicken breast
Tulumba Tulumba02.JPG Fried batter Deep-fried batter dough soaked in simple syrup
Zerde Zerde.jpg Pudding Sweet rice pudding colored yellow with saffron

See also