Kunnafa mini tarts

Kunafa Mini Tarts

These Kunafa Mini Tarts are the ideal dish if you want a dessert that is simple to prepare but still looks and tastes impressive. Popular in the Middle East, kunafa is a treat fashioned from shredded phyllo dough and filled with sweet, creamy cheese or pastry cream.

By forming individual tart shells that are filled with rich and velvety pastry cream, this recipe modifies the conventional kunafa. These little tarts are the ideal bite-sized delicacy and are guaranteed to surprise your guests when topped with fresh berries or your preferred fruit.

Kunafa Mini Tarts

Recipe by fadou liciousCourse: DessertCuisine: Middle EastDifficulty: Easy


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  • For Kunnafa:
  • 240g of shredded kunnafa dough

  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted

  • For the pastry cream:
  • 1 cup of whole milk

  • 1/4 cup of sugar

  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  • For Kunnafa:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
  • Mix the shredded kunafa dough and melted butter in a bowl until the kunafa is coated with the butter.
  • Divide the kunafa mixture evenly into each muffin tin and press it down to form the tart shells.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the kunafa is golden brown.
  • For the pastry cream:
  • To make the pastry cream, heat the milk in a saucepan until it comes to a boil.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, egg yolk, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Pour the hot milk into the sugar mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  • Pour the pastry cream into a bowl and cover it with plastic wrap, pressing the plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the cream to prevent skin from forming.
  • Let the pastry cream cool to room temperature.
  • Top the kunafa with a dollop of pastry cream.
  • Decorate. Enjoy!

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For any occasion, these Kunafa Mini Tarts are the ideal treat. They are simple to create but have an outstanding appearance and flavor. A delectable contrast between the creamy and smooth pastry cream and the crispy and buttery kunafa tart crust.

These little tarts are made even more delectable by the addition of fresh fruit on top, which provides a splash of color and freshness. Give these Kunafa Mini Tarts a try the next time you’re searching for a dessert that will definitely amaze you!

Serving suggestions :

  1. Fresh fruit on top is a terrific way to add color and freshness, as it is noted in the recipe for the mini tarts. Sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or even a combination of tropical fruits like mango and pineapple are all excellent choices.
  2. Drizzle with honey: Kunafa is traditionally drizzled with syrup, and you can replicate this by drizzling the mini tarts with honey. This will add a sweet and sticky flavor to the tarts that pair well with the creamy pastry filling.
  3. Scoop some ice cream on top: If you want to elevate your tiny tarts, do so with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! Your guests will be impressed by the warm and chilly contrast created by this.
  4. Sprinkle with chopped nuts: Pistachios, almonds, or walnuts can be used to give the tiny tarts a crunchy texture and nutty flavor. In contrast to the silky and creamy filling, this will be a lovely addition.
  5. Serve alongside tea or coffee: Kunafa Mini Tarts go great with a steaming mug of tea or coffee. For a delectable and inviting dessert experience, serve them out on a platter with your preferred hot beverage.

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