Easy Dessert Recipes from the Maltese Islands

WARNING: Some of these dessert recipes are highly addictive :)

Our Maltese Easy Dessert Recipes page will surely make your mouth water.

The Maltese people love a celebration and over the years, they've come up with a host of sweet things to "help" them celebrate :)

It shouldn't therefore come as a surprise that Maltese cuisine is rich with delicious, tempting, traditional sweets that are usually made with a special occasion in mind.

If you’re visiting Malta any time soon, don’t forget to check whether a special celebration, holiday or event is taking place that has traditional sweets associated with it.

That way you get to taste and enjoy the various yummy local desserts while holidaying in Malta!

If you've already tasted some traditional Maltese sweets and cakes, then it's very possible that you'd like to try them out for yourself.

Check out our Maltese easy dessert recipes below ...


Maltese Almond Cookies Recipe

Almond Fingers/Cookies (Ghadam tal-Mejtin)

easy dessert recipes ghadam tal-mejtin

A local specialty that is consumed during the month of November is the Ghadam tal-Mejtin.

This literally translates to dead men's bones!

These so called "bones" are basically sweet pastry fingers filled with ground almonds.

If you'd like to try these delicious cookies, visit our Maltese Almond Cookies Recipe page.


Maltese Christmas Sweets Recipes

Honey Rings (Qaghaq ta’ l-Ghasel)

During Christmas, you'll see lots of Qaghaq ta' l-Ghasel in shops and confectionaries.

These are practically pastry rings filled with honey.

If you'd like to have a look at the recipe, go to our Maltese Christmas Sweets Recipes page.

On this page, you will also find the recipe for Imbuljuta, which is a sweet chestnut drink that is taken as a dessert during the Christmas season.


Maltese Easter Recipes

Easter Cakes (Figolli)

Another seasonal specialty are the Figolli.

These are delicious Easter cakes filled with almonds. The cakes are made in various shapes and kids (and adults) go crazy for them!

If you'd like to add this dessert to your Easter lunch, visit our Maltese Easter Recipes page and get the recipe.


Easy Dessert Recipe: Prinjolata

Pine-nut Sweetmeat (Prinjolata)

Carnival time in Malta means Prinjolata time!

Prinjolata is the traditional Maltese sweet that is made during Carnival week (in February).

At Carnival, you can see these pretty mountain-shaped cakes in practically all cafes and confectioneries in Malta and Gozo.

If you'd like to try this delicious Maltese dessert, visit our

Prinjolata page and get the recipe.


Easy Cookie Recipe for Lent

Lenten Sweetmeat (Kwarezimal)

Eaten during Lent, this delicious sweetmeat does not contain fat or eggs.

Ingredients for Kwarezimal include ground almonds, ground cinnamon and cocoa powder.

These rectangular cookies can be eaten during Lent even if one is fasting.

If you'd like to try these cookies, visit our Easy Cookie Recipe for Lent page and get the recipe.


Easy Bread Pudding Recipe - Maltese Style!

Bread Pudding (Pudina tal-Hobz)

There are many variations of bread pudding, from various countries across the globe.

This Maltese variation is very easy to prepare and is also quite cheap. In fact, it's probably one of the most easy dessert recipes that you'll find on this page.

The Pudina tal-Hobz is usually made in winter time and is simply delicious!

Visit our Easy Bread Pudding Recipe page to grab the recipe and try this delicious Maltese pudding.


Malta's Most Popular Fruit Pie Recipe

Date-filled Pies (Imqaret)

Imqaret are very popular sweet snacks.

You can usually find them in street stalls.

You will know that there are imqaret being sold nearby by the smell, because you can smell these delicious pies from miles away :)

Imqaret are basically small pastries filled with dates and deep fried.

Visit our Maltese Fruit Pie Recipe page to get the recipe and try these addictive little pies today!




If you liked the sound of these delicious Maltese desserts, than it's likely that you'll also be interested in trying other yummy Maltese recipes.

The beauty of Maltese cuisine is that you don't have to be a chef to get fantastic results!

If you’d like to try more delicious recipes from the island of Malta, visit our Mediterranean Food Maltese Style! page.

L-Ikla t-Tajba! ... Maltese for "Have a nice meal" :)


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