Kaysefe – Sugar Free Dessert With Fresh and Dried Fruits

According to the resource we obtained the recipe from, Kaysefe is an addition to the Ottoman Cuisine from Crimea. It is a dessert in which both fresh and dried fruits are blended. Most importantly, no sugar is used in its preparation. It gets the needed sweetness from the dried fruits. This is an unusual dessert, for those who seek different tastes.



Difficulty 3.5 out of 10
Servings 6


  • 1 apple
  • 1 medium quince
  • 200 gr dried figs soak in water 3 hours prior
  • 200 gr dried white mulberry
  • 200 gr dried prunes soak in hot water 3 hours prior
  • 200 gr dried black grapes remove all stems
  • 150-200 gr walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Cinnamon


  1. Peel the apple and the quince and remove seeds. Dice them and put them in a saucepot over low heat. Let them soften.
  2. Remove the stems from the previously soaked figs. Cut them into 6 or 8 pieces and add them to the pot.
  3. Pit the previously soaked prunes, dice and add to the pot.
  4. Remove the stems from the dried black grapes and dried white mulberries and add them to the pot.
  5. Add the butter and increase the heat a little.
  6. Add the water.
  7. Once it starts to boil, bring to low heat and leave to cook.
  8. Cook the mixture for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Place on a plate and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  10. Enjoy.

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