Kuneff' been easier dessert

Kunefe is a sweet pastry that has been popularized in countries like Turkey and Lebanon. It's like baklava meets cheesecake meets everything you've ever hoped for in a dessert. The best part? You can make this scrumptious treat in under 30 minutes. Here's my fool proof way to happiness.... Kuneff' been easier!


Here's what you'll need:

  • Two sticks of (unsalted) butter
  • kataifi dough (shredded Fillo)
  • Round Pan
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sauce pan
  • 6 cups of sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • (optional) walnuts
  • (optional) icecream


  • melt 2 sticks of butter (unsalted) in the microwave

  • Place Katafi dough in your round pan

  • Pour melted butter on top of dough

  • grate fresh mozzarella cheese onto buttered fillo

  • Place another layer of fillo on top of cheese layer

  • Pour butter on top of fillo

  • Bake it 350 for about 20 min or until brown at top

For the Sauce:

  • Add 3 cups water, 6cups sugar, and lemon (quartered)  into your sauce pan
  • Bring to a boil
  • Pour the sauce on top of Kuneff'



Add crushed walnuts and serve with ice-cream!

Enjoy with my specialty blend Turkish Coffee.

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