Knafeh

READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 1 tray
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb shredded phyllo dough (knafeh dough)
  • 2
    lbs sweet cheese
  • 1 - 1 12
    cup rendered butter
  • 12
    cup sugar
  • 1
    tablespoon orange blossom water
  • 14
  • 1
    teaspoon knafeh food coloring
  • 14
    cup pistachios, chopped
  • 2
    cups thin syrup (attar)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Mix cheese, sugar, and orange blossom water together.
  • Chop knafeh dough with a sharp knife. Mix with 1 3/4 cups hot butter over low fire for 15 minutes, or until dough absorbs all the butter.
  • Mix 1/4 cup butter, knafeh coloring, and spread in a 17x12 inch pan. Sprinkle pine nuts evenly.
  • Spread 2/3 of the dough in the pan over the nuts and press well. Spread the cheese mixture over dough evenly. Cover with the rest of the dough and press well.
  • Bake at 400 degrees in a preheated oven for 30 minutes. (Place on lower rack).
  • Add thin attar. Flip the tray over in another tray of the same size. Return to the oven and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Garnish with pistachios and serve hot!
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