Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make syrup:
  • In a heavy bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat, add water, the 1 1/2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Let simmer to a syrupy consistency. Remove from heat, let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/180 degrees C. Butter a 12-inch round, 2-inch high cake pan.
  • In a large bowl gently loosen kataifi. Mix very well with the melted butter or ghee. Cover the cake pan with half of the kataifi. Press down lightly with a glass or a measuring cup or use another similar cake pan.
  • Mix the nuts, sugar and spices in a food processor together and sprinkle evenly over the kataifi dough half. Dot with softened butter or ghee. Cover with the remaining half of the kataifi. Press down gently. Drizzle 3 tbsp of the melted butter or ghee over the top. Bake until lightly golden, about 30 to 45 minutes. (Note: the reverse side will be more golden when you turn it out.)
  • Immediately pour cold sugar syrup evenly over the hot kunafa. Let cool completely to room temperature. Invert onto serving plate and decorate with ground pistachios.
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    looks great....have a nice time.....
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    Enjoy your Holidays..how long does it last....Are you baking a bunch of stuff for it? Have fun and enjoy your family!
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  • mysterix 6 years ago
    Ohhh yum. Haven't had this since I worked for a Lebanese family restaurant! Ramadan Kareem
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmm... this really looks good and rich Ahmed, thanks and happy Ramadan!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    You say Kataifi, I say : Bring it on! Happy Ramadan, Ahmed!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    hey there my wonderful good looking friend .hahahaha....this is so fabulous darlin'its just like you to be so great !!!!!! high 5 ...hugs mini
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Delicious times one million! Enjoy your Ramadan holiday, Ahmed. My best to you and your family.
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    " It was excellent "
    midgelet ate it and said...
    I have made katafi desserts before. Yes it's delcious, thank you !! Have a content Ramadan
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    " It was excellent "
    gourmetana ate it and said...
    As always, this looks amazing my friend, you have my 5. But what is Kataifi? Sorry the ignorance...
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