Kunefe: Most Famous Dessert - Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Kunefe: Most Famous Dessert – Turkish Dishes & Recipes

Turkish Kunefe is a rival dessert of the world-famous baklava. It has a sweet syrupy taste and flavors of buttery noodles. You can serve Kunefe with stringy and melting cheese. Here is the list of ingredients and instructions to make Kunefe. Read on!


You will need the following ingredients to make the syrup

  • One cup of water
  • One cup of sugar
  • One slice of lemon

You will need these ingredients for Kunefe

  • Two cups of shredded raw dough
  • 100 grams of butter
  • One tablespoon of additional butter for pans’ brushing
  • 200 grams of mozzarella or unsalted melting cheese
  • One tablespoon of pistachios – grounded for topping


  1. Start the process by preparing the syrup
  2. Add sugar, water, and a slice of lemon to the pot
  3. Bring the pot to a boil
  4. Decrease the heat to medium or low
  5. Now simmer the ingredients for 10-15 minutes
  6. The purpose is to make the syrup thicker
  7. Set aside and let it cool
  8. Next, melt butter and coat noodles with butter
  9. Brush the pans with melted butter
  10. Now, add the buttered noodles to the pan
  11. Add unsalted cheese to the pan evenly
  12. Cover the cheese with the remaining noodles
  13. Next, use your hands to press them
  14. Cook the noodles on low heat until golden
  15. Cook both sides until golden brown
  16. Pour syrup over the golden noodles immediately after removing them from the stove
  17. Let the noodles absorb the syrup
  18. Top with ground pistachios and serve hot