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Alternative names
  • Kunafeh
  • Kunafa
  • Kanafeh
  • Knafeh
  • Konafi
  • Kunaftah
  • Künefe
  • Kinafa
Place of originSyria[1][2] or Egypt[3][4]
Region or state
Serving temperatureWarm, room temperature or cold (qishta variety)
Main ingredients

Knafeh[5] (Arabic: كنافة), also spelt kanafa, kunafa, kanafeh, and knafe,[6] is a traditional Arab dessert[7] made with spun pastry called kataifi[8][9][10] soaked in a sweet, sugar-based syrup called attar, and typically layered with cheese, or with other ingredients such as clotted cream, pistachio or nuts, depending on the region.[3] It is a traditional dessert in the Levant, and is popular in countries such as Syria, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, and Jordan.[11][3][12][13][14] In Turkey, it is called künefe.[15] Different variants of the dish exist in Palestinian, Turkish, Iranian, and Greek cuisine.

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  6. https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=hT-oEAAAQBAJ&pg=PA209&dq=Knafeh+(also+spelled+kunafa,+kunafa,+knafeh,+or+knafeh)&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_redir=0&source=gb_mobile_search&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwilp8vbsJuFAxUHWEEAHSf6Cj4Q6AF6BAgOEAM#v=onepage&q&f=false
  7. "20 places to get amazing kunafa and Arabic sweets in the UAE". gulfnews.com. 2021-04-14. Retrieved 2023-12-24.
  8. "Cheese pastry (künefe)".
  9. "Tel kadayıf hamuru tarifi". Hurriyet.
  10. The World Religions Cookbook. Greenwood Press. 2007. p. 158. ISBN 9780313342639.
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  12. Edelstein, Sari (2010). Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 9781449618117.
  13. Albala, Ken (2016). At the Table: Food and Family around the World: Food and Family around the World. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 9781610697385.
  14. "Desserts". Palestine Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities. 4 December 2017.
  15. Albala, K. (2011). Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. Greenwood. p. 311. ISBN 9780313376269. Retrieved 2014-12-02.