Kanafeh or Kunafa or Kanafi

90 mins (prep 30, cooking 60)
9 ingredients
1 servings
My Dad is Palestinian and this was his FAVORITE dessert. I had it as often as he could find it or convince my Mom to make it while I was growing up. I am surprised how difficult it can be to find this in middle eastern eateries. So I thought I'd finally post the secret recipe. It is simple and delicious. The cheese doesn't have to be goat, just on the sweet/not salty side, fresh mozzarella works, just soak it to remove some salt if needed.

Categories:  easy , comfort-food , palestinian , taste~mood , inexpensive , <-4-hours , cheese , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , eggs~dairy , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (721.0 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2541.8 Calories from Fat 1655.64
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 183.96g 283.01%
Saturated Fat 116.5g 582.51%
Trans Fat 7.43g %
Cholesterol 487.62mg 162.54%
Sodium 1470.15mg 61.26%
Total Carbohydrate 236.69g 78.9%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 236.26 g %
Protein 1.93g 3.86%
Vitamin A 5667.73IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 63.9mg% Iron 0.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shredded phyllo dough, whole milk ricotta cheese, light cream cheese, fresh lemon juice, rose water