5 Delicious Ramadan Desserts


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Ramadan is the Islamic holy fasting month. Each day the fast is broken at sundown and an array of food is served, including special desserts. Some of the desserts are served only during Ramadan. You might compare the desserts to eggnog or fruitcake at Christmas - you probably can't imagine anyone drinking eggnog or a fruitcake in the middle of summer. The principle is the same for these special desserts.

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    Baklava may be served throughout the year, but is also a common dessert during Ramadan. This sweet, flaky dessert us super easy to make, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get a little sticky!

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    Basbousa coconut

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    Basbousa is a semolina cake with almonds. Like baklava, it is drizzled with a syrup, making it not too sweet, but enough to satisfy any sweet tooth!

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    Konafah With Cheese

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    Shredded phyllo, sweet cheese, and syrup make this dessert mouth-watering! Konafah is a special Ramadan dessert and one that people truly anticipate for the holiday!

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    Qatayef With Nuts


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    Qatayef is a special dessert, commonly served during Ramadan. Sometimes called "​Arabic pancakes", qatayef is filled with nuts and then fried.

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    Qatayef With Cheese

    This quatayef variation is as delicious as it is easy to make! Cheese filled "pancakes" that are fried or baked make this dessert the dessert of all desserts during Ramadan.