Kunafe Inspired Pastries

I love making these little guys for dinner parties, they don’t take long to make and they taste amazing! Surprisingly they aren’t overwhelmingly sweet either! Try it out and let me know what you think!

Kunafe Inspired Pastries

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For the Filling
  • 1 Box Puff Pastry or Phyllo Shells
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 can Ishta or Table Cream
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 5 tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Condensed Milk
For the simple syrup
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Orange Blossom Water Optional
  • 1/4 tsp Rose Water Optional
  • Crushed Pistachios for garnish
  • Dried Edible Flowers for garnish
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Optional – add to the filling for an extra level of flavor!


  • Mix all the ingredients for the custard together off of the heat before putting your pot on the stove. And once you do, make sure to keep stirring on medium-low heat until it thickens up. You don’t want to burn or scald the mixture.
  • Bake the pastries as recommended on the box
  • Once they have cooled down, pipe each one with the custard filling
  • Garnish with pistachios and your choice of edible flowers
  • Drizzle 1/2 tsp of simple syrup on each pastry
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to serve!

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