Kenafe Recipe

Looking for an easy Kenafe recipe? Learn how to make Kenafe using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hananabanana

Makes 30 servings



Lebanese pastry. (Really makes about 10-15 servings... made it 30 for logging purposes). VERY HIGH IN FAT GUYS... I only wrote the recipe for this for people to either make a nice home made traditional treat or for those to know what's put into this pastry and how many calories it will serve you. There's a different kind of cheese other than ricotta that can be used but that's the only name that worked for it so calories differ on that. The only calorie thing that's not added into it is the food coloring. Other than that this is as accurate as it's going to get.

Recipe Ingredients for Kenafe

15 oz ricotta cheese
16 oz phyllo dough
8 tablespoons sweet butter
5 1/2 tbs sugar
1/8 cup finely chopped pistachios
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp food coloring

Recipe Directions for Kenafe

  1. Combine water, sugar, and kenafe coloring and boil till it becomes syup consistency, let cool.

  2. Finley shred phyllo dough.

  3. Melt butter in microwave and mix together with shredded phyllo dough.

  4. Place in a 9x13 baking sheet and bake at 450 for about 5-10 minutes until dough gets a little crispy. Make sure to stir dough every 2 minutes so that it does not burn on edges.

  5. Remove a little more than half of the dough from the baking sheet.

  6. Spread remaining dough evenly and flatly on baking sheet.

  7. Mix sugar and ricotta cheese together, then place evenly on top layer of phyllo dough.

  8. Evenly spread remaining phyllo dough over layer of cheese.

  9. Bake on 425 for 30-40 minutes.

  10. Remove from oven and pour cooled syrup while kenafe is still hot.

  11. Decorate with chopped pistachios.

Categories

Cheese, Dessert, Middle Eastern, Bake, Boil

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 65.1g
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Amount Per Serving
Calories
155
Calories from Fat
48
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.3g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.4g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
113mg
5%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
24.4g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
15.7g
Protein
2.8g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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