The month of Ramadan is upon us and Muslims around the world celebrate this holly month with prayers, fast and traditions. Each day the fast is broken at sun down, and an array of food is served, to include special desserts made especially during this holly month. Several of these pastries are exclusive to Ramadan, while others are available year-round.

Here a selection of Ramadan sweets from Tripoli, Lebanon.

Uncooked Kallaj consists of a thin rice pastry dough filled with ashta and drizzled with sugar syrup. It is then sprinkled with grounded pistachio and topped with candied orange blossom. Uncooked kallaj is famous in Tripoli

ramadan sweets

Ward el Cham: A nice tasty change from the typical nut filled baklawa pastries. A sweet phyllo pastry made of several layers of phyllo, filled with ashta, then sprinkled with grounded pistachio and topped with candied orange blossom. Ward el Cham is a crunchy pastry that is usually served in small gateaux sizes

ramadan sweets

Kallaj consists of a pastry dough filled with Ashta, fried and drizzled with sugar syrup. It is then sprinkled with grounded pistachio and topped with candied orange blossom. It is usually served hot.

ramadan sweet

Owaymet: Those pastries are made of deeply fried dough and are eaten with powdered sugar or sweet syrup.

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Ossmaliyeh: Ossmaliyeh is a vary thin noodle pastries, fried and then filled with ashta, drizzled with sugar syrup.

ramadan sweets

Daoukiyeh consists of a layer of Ashta and a layer of cashew nuts between two layers of pistachio paste. The color of the pistachios gives the Daoukiyeh its special green color.

ramadan sweets

Hadaf: Very similar to Baklava, made with phillo pastries and filled with crushed pines and cut in a very specified shape.

ramadan sweets

Karbouj Ramadan: Its similar to Maamoul, filled with pistachios and topped with a special cream.

ramadan sweets