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28 Mouthwatering Mediterranean Style Dessert Recipes

FEBRUARY 13, 2023
MEDITERRANEAN
DESSERTS
28 Mouthwatering Mediterranean Style Dessert Recipes
The Mediterranean diet has long been renowned for its health benefits, but it’s also known for its delicious desserts. From sweet cakes and pastries to creamy custards and more, this collection of 28 Mediterranean style dessert recipes has something for everyone. Bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your home with these irresistible desserts. Enjoy the zesty citrus flavors of a classic Turkish delight or try something new with a creamy Greek-style yogurt cake. And don’t forget about the classic baklava, the tender semolina cake, and the rich and creamy ice cream! You’ll love exploring all the unique and delicious desserts this region has to offer. Get ready to indulge in a sweet treat.
Unicorns In The Kitchen

Turkish Almond Cookies

These almond cookies are chewy and very tasty. Learn how to make almond cookies with almond flours and 3 more ingredients. 
244
40 min
TOTAL TIME
124
CALORIES
$0.22
PER SERVING
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Turkish Almond Cookies
Nourished Kitchen

Chickpea and Tahini Cake with Olive Oil and Honey

Get ready to be transported to the Mediterranean with this delicious Chickpea and Tahini Cake with Olive Oil and Honey. This cake is made with simple pantry ingredients and has a unique and flavorful combination of flavors that will make it a hit in your household. A drizzle of honey and a sprinkle ...
1
42
204
1 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
547
CALORIES
$1.32
PER SERVING
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Chickpea and Tahini Cake with Olive Oil and Honey
Immigrant's Table

Orange and Date Gluten Free Hamantaschen

Dough adapted from Leah Koenig's Modern Jewish Cooking
23
81
3 hr 40 min
TOTAL TIME
180
CALORIES
$2.56
PER SERVING
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Orange and Date Gluten Free Hamantaschen
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Edible Communities

Turkish Mosaic Cake

Residing somewhere between a cake and candy, this simple chocolate torte recipe is an easy no-bake number you'll make again.
2 hr 45 min
TOTAL TIME
519
CALORIES
$1.79
PER SERVING
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Turkish Mosaic Cake
Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Roasted Stuffed Dates

Roasted stuffed dates are addicting bites of all time!!! Roasting turns sweet medjool dates into gooey "caramels" that pairs beautifully with toasted nuts inside.
1
988
20 min
TOTAL TIME
46
CALORIES
$0.21
PER SERVING
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Roasted Stuffed Dates
Maayeka

Eggless coconut Basbousa Recipe

Basbousa -is a very popular semolina cake from Middle east.
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
357
CALORIES
$0.47
PER SERVING
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Eggless coconut Basbousa Recipe
An Edible Mosaic

Basbousa Recipe aka Harissa Dessert

Basbousa Cake, also known as Namoura or Harissa, is rich and dense with a rustic texture from semolina, and a sticky sweetness from rose or orange blossom-scented sugar syrup.
34
55 min
TOTAL TIME
376
CALORIES
$0.51
PER SERVING
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Basbousa Recipe aka Harissa Dessert
Simply Lebanese

Lebanese Fruit Cocktail with Ashta

The best fruit cocktail you will ever eat, this Lebanese Fruit Cocktail with Ashta is unlike any other. It is loaded with fresh fruits, strawberry juice, a homemade rose-water Ashta , and drizzled with honey and a sprinkle of nuts.
7
34
30 min
TOTAL TIME
642
CALORIES
$4.26
PER SERVING
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Lebanese Fruit Cocktail with Ashta
Martha Stewart

Martha's Tahini Cookies

Rolling the dough in sesame seeds enhances the flavor of the tahini and gives the cookies a satisfying crunch.
4
626
210
174
CALORIES
$0.33
PER SERVING
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Martha's Tahini Cookies
My Quiet Kitchen

Vegan Rosemary Tahini Cookies

Oil-free and made with oat flour, these rich vegan rosemary cookies are delicious anytime, though they do make a delightful vegan Christmas cookie!
2
157
37
25 min
TOTAL TIME
153
CALORIES
$0.37
PER SERVING
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Vegan Rosemary Tahini Cookies
oneteaspoonoflife.com

Persian Love Cake

Persian love cake is an eggless rose and cardamom flavored cake made with almond flour and semolina. Brushed with an orange syrup and topped with chopped nuts.
19 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
90
CALORIES
$0.43
PER SERVING
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Persian Love Cake
I Am A Honey Bee

Chocolate Cherry Dessert Hummus

Chocolate Cherry Dessert Hummus is your delicious summer treat for when you're craving something sweet but still want to maintain that bikini body! Dig in!!
141
292
CALORIES
$3.31
PER SERVING
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Chocolate Cherry Dessert Hummus
California Walnuts

Turkish Shredded Wheat Dessert with Walnuts

An easy-to-make Turkish dessert with the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Ground walnuts are mixed with wheat cereal and butter and later soaked in a syrup to create a soft and sweet treat.
71
32
45 min
TOTAL TIME
827
CALORIES
$1.58
PER SERVING
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Turkish Shredded Wheat Dessert with Walnuts
Family Spice

No-Churn Persian Ice Cream with Saffron and Rose Water

Try a bit of the exotic with this No-Churn Persian Ice Cream with Saffron and Rose Water. It’s easy to make at home and WITHOUT an ice cream machine.
6
3,624
34
6 hr 10 min
TOTAL TIME
414
CALORIES
$1.63
PER SERVING
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No-Churn Persian Ice Cream with Saffron and Rose Water
Caroline's Cooking

Turkish-style stuffed apricots

These stuffed apricots are incredibly easy to make and make a wonderful bite-sized appetizer/light dessert.
5
221
20 min
TOTAL TIME
83
CALORIES
$0.45
PER SERVING
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Turkish-style stuffed apricots
Cookin' with Mima

Lebanese Rice Pudding

This delicious Lebanese Rice Pudding is super delicious and made with only 3 main ingredients, Rice, Milk and Sugar. It's served as dessert and even as breakfast and snack. It is also perfect for Suhoor during Ramadan.
2
801
30 min
TOTAL TIME
306
CALORIES
$0.43
PER SERVING
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Lebanese Rice Pudding
Food52

Feta Frozen Yogurt with Blood Orange and Mint Granita!

Greek yogurt and Greek feta were meant to be friends, and served along with the Blood Orange and Mint Granita, it's an orgy of ingredient love. Too weird? Not for me... Anyway! If you've never bought a little cup of greek yogurt and put it in the freezer for your own frozen yogurt treat, then you're...
2
114
3
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
419
CALORIES
$2.11
PER SERVING
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Feta Frozen Yogurt with Blood Orange and Mint Granita!
Martha Stewart

Stuffed Dates with Clementines

This easy-to-assemble dessert platter offers a variety of textures and tastes: chewy, sweet mascarpone-stuffed dates, crunchy salted almonds, and juicy, almost sugary clementines.
126
2
25 min
TOTAL TIME
354
CALORIES
$4.26
PER SERVING
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Stuffed Dates with Clementines
The Mediterranean Dish

Chocolate Covered Date Recipe With Almonds

A recipe for a simple homemade candy: chocolate covered date recipe with almonds. Pitted medjool dates, stuffed with roasted almonds and covered in chocolate. The perfect no-bake gluten-free and vegan dessert !
5
881
101
25 min
TOTAL TIME
105
CALORIES
$1.42
PER SERVING
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Chocolate Covered Date Recipe With Almonds
My Recipe Reviews

Turkish Yogurt Cake

A cross between an egg souffle and a light, fluffy cheesecake.  From Roger Pizey's World Class Cakes.
14
50
13
1 hr 15 min
TOTAL TIME
297
CALORIES
$1.19
PER SERVING
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Turkish Yogurt Cake
Sanjana Feasts

Vegan Saffron & Lemon Meringue Cupcakes

The lightest vegan cupcakes filled with tangy saffron and lemon curd, all crowned with a cloud of toasted vegan meringue.
23
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
305
CALORIES
$1.17
PER SERVING
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Vegan Saffron & Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Food52

Chocolate Pistachio Turkish Delight

Living in Turkey I definitely do not need to make my own lokum:) Though, for me it was kind of a challenge. Actually, I thought preparation was much more difficult. Since I have chocolate addicts in the family their choice was evident. Chocolate Turkish delight! Who doesn't like pistachio-chocolate ...
1
35 min
TOTAL TIME
886
CALORIES
$1.28
PER SERVING
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Chocolate Pistachio Turkish Delight
Cook Eat Blog

Turkish Lime Yoghurt Cake

This wonderful cake is mid way between cake and torte - absolute zingy heaven on a plate.
54
10
1 hr 20 min
TOTAL TIME
109
CALORIES
$0.41
PER SERVING
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Turkish Lime Yoghurt Cake
Cooking Gorgeous

Homemade Turkish Baklava Recipe

Traditional Turkish baklava from scratch made with homemade filo sheets is the best way to enjoy these delicious sweet pastries.
13
33
22
3 hr
TOTAL TIME
225
CALORIES
$0.28
PER SERVING
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Homemade Turkish Baklava Recipe
A Cozy Kitchen

Milk and Honey Baklava Recipe

Milk and Honey Baklava is a delicious take on baklava. The milk mixed with honey is poured over the baklava that is phyllo dough layered with crushed up nuts.
2
15
50 min
TOTAL TIME
804
CALORIES
$2.19
PER SERVING
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Milk and Honey Baklava Recipe