Type Confectionery
Place of origin Turkey
Region or state Mersin
Main ingredients Carrots, nuts or pistachios, coconut
Cookbook: Cezerye  Media: Cezerye

Cezerye is a semi-gelatinous traditional Turkish confectionery[1][2] made from caramelised carrots, shredded coconut, and roasted walnuts,[2] hazelnuts, or pistachios. Cut into matchbox-sized rectangular chips and served on special occasions, it is commonly believed to be an aphrodisiac in its native eastern Mediterranean Turkish province of Mersin.

While variations on the treat exist which replace the carrot with fig or date purée, the name is nonetheless derived from the word "cezer", which means "carrot" in Arabic.

See also


  1. Akkor, M. Ömür (2014). Healthy Desserts: with Natural Sweeteners. Blue Dome Press. p. pt31. ISBN 978-1-935295-64-8.
  2. 1 2 Planet, L.; Bainbridge, J.; Atkinson, B.; Butler, S.; Fallon, S.; Gourlay, W.; Lee, J.; Maxwell, V. (2015). Lonely Planet Turkey. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. p. pt952. ISBN 978-1-74360-531-8. Retrieved January 17, 2016.

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