Sweet Cheese "Knafeh" Pastry

From Tanoreen

A house specialty and traditional Middle Eastern dessert that’s been featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” this knafeh is made by carefully layering crispy shredded filo dough and sweet cheese, baking it until golden brown, soaking it in orange blossom syrup, and topping it with pistachios. The result is crunchy on the outside, gooey & cheesy on the inside, and slightly salty & sweet. Cheese pull included!

Tanoreen is Chef Rawia Bishara’s love letter to the traditional family-style Palestinian and Middle Eastern dishes she grew up eating. She opened Tanoreen in 1998 as a small ten-table restaurant in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. It’s since expanded to a larger location, Bishara has published two cookbooks and been nominated for a James Beard Award, and her daughter, Jumana, has come on board as a partner. Bishara’s cooking is a blend of classical Middle Eastern traditions with delicious multicultural aromas stirred through, inspired by Bishara’s mother as well as her time traveling abroad and living in New York.

More Details

This package serves 4-6 people and includes

  • 1 tray “Knafeh” Sweet Cheese Pastry (28 oz.)
  • Crushed Pistachio (2 oz.)
  • Sugar Syrup (16 oz.)
  • Please Note: Arrives Unbaked
  • Choose to add a cookbook!
    • “Olives, Lemons & Zaatar” Cookbook signed by Chef Rawia Bishara


Shredded Fillo Dough, Clarified Butter, Sweet Cheese, Orange Blossom, Sugar, Pistachio, Orange Food coloring

Instructions / Storage

  • Knafeh ships frozen with ice packs, may thaw during transit.
  • Remaining items ship fresh with ice packs, may thaw during transit.
  • Upon arrival, store knafeh in the refrigerator or in the freezer.
  • Upon arrival, store pistachios and syrup at room temperature.
  • Knafeh lasts up to 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 1 month in the freezer.
  • Pistachios and syrup last up to 1 month at room temperature.

To Serve

  • Thaw knafeh in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Remove plastic wrap and plastic cover.
  • Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Poke the top of the knafeh to make sure cheese is melted through.
  • Using oven mitts, remove from oven and place a plate over the container.
  • Flip and remove the aluminum tin.
  • Top with syrup & sprinkle with pistachio.
  • Serve and enjoy (a pizza wheel and spatula are recommended to cut to serve)!
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