Lebanese Desserts

Few cultures can compare to the Lebanese when it comes to desserts. A big part of traditional Lebanese food involves our wide array of delicious and decadent treats. But what are Lebanese desserts? Here we take a brief look at a few of our many unforgettable options.

There is no better way to top off a great meal than with a tasty dessert. Once you have tried Lebanese sweets you will never go back.

Baklava and Maamoul

Every culture in the region has their own special version, including the Lebanese. Our baklava is sweet, flaky and we have dozens of different types – each one typically includes multiple layers of super thin pastry, a filling of chopped walnuts, pine nuts or almonds.

Mafroukeh Without Kashta

This traditional Lebanese dessert is one of our most popular. The body of this dessert features a cake-like element made from semolina, sugar and butter (often infused with orange blossom and rose water) and it is topped with a light cream mixture known as eshta or ashta. For a classy finishing touch, pistachios, almonds and pine nuts are roasted, crushed and sprinkled on top.