Eid Kunafa (Knafeh) with pistachios

Written by Asma

May 9, 2021

Are you looking for a quick and tender dessert that you can make in a short time for tonight’s dessert? If yes, then how about trying this conventional style Eid Kunafa (Knafeh) with pistachios or what is also called Knafeh that you can make with a few affordable ingredients.

Syrian Kunafa (Knafeh) with pistachios

You will love this recipe, it is crunchy from the outside and tender on the inside.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: middle eastern
Keyword: kunafa
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 472kcal


  • ½ 1 kg 500 g Kunafa
  • 1 1/2 cups 375 ml of syrup
  • 1 cup 200 g of melted butter
  • cup 100g of powdered sugar
  • 1 cup 200 g of crushed almonds
  • ¾ cup 150g crushed hazelnuts
  • ½ cup 100 g crushed pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons 30 ml of rose water

For the Syrup:

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven at 170 ° C.
  • In a large bowl, put the hazelnuts, almonds, rose water and sugar, and stir very well.
  • In a large bowl, place the kunafeh, then add 1/4 cup of butter, and stir very well.
  • In a tray slightly greased with butter, add half the amount of kunafa
  • Spread a quarter cup of butter over the kunafa
  • Spread the filling over the kunafa, then the rest of the kunafa
  • Spread the rest of the butter over the knafeh
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until golden.
  • Take out the kunafa, then pour the syrup as soon as you take it out
  • Top with pistachios, then set aside until it is the serving time
  • Serve and enjoy your Kunafa

To prepare the syrup:

  • Pour the water and the sugar and mix very well to dissolve
  • Add in the lemon juice and let simmer on a low heat for 15 minutes
  • Add a dollop of vanilla extract or rose water


Calories: 472kcal | Carbohydrates: 72.9g | Protein: 17.6g | Fat: 14.8g | Saturated Fat: 7.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 486.9mg | Potassium: 43.1mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 50.4g
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