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Warbat (Arabic: وربات‎) ِalso known as Shaabiyat (شعيبيات) is an Arabic sweet pastry (originally from Jordan) similar to baklava, consisting of layers thin phyllo dough filled with custard,[1][2] though it is sometimes also filled with pistachios, walnuts, almonds,[3] or sweet cheese.[4]The dessert is topped with a sweet syrup made from sugar, water, and a hint of lemon brought to a boil and then left to cool and thicken.

When served with cream it is called warbat bi-qishteh or warbat be gishta. The treat is particularly associated with the Ramadan holiday.[5]


  1. ^ Faye, Yakir Levy \ (2012-07-26). "An 'iftar' feast - FoodIndex - Jerusalem Post". Jpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. ^ Madison Magazine. Consumer Publications, Limited. 1999.
  3. ^ "The Sweets Story: When Syrians Come to Cairo". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  4. ^ By JOYCE SMITHThe Kansas City Star (2014-11-04). "Sultan's Bakery opens on 39th Street | The Kansas City Star". Kansascity.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  5. ^ Christa Salamandra (10 December 2004). A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria. Indiana University Press. pp. 97–. ISBN 0-253-11041-6.

[Category:Arab cuisine]]