Kataifi (Shredded Phyllo With Nuts and Syrup) Recipe


Kataifi (Shredded Phyllo With Nuts and Syrup) Recipe

How To Make Kataifi (Shredded Phyllo With Nuts and Syrup)

Follow this easy kataifi (shredded phyllo with nuts and syrup) recipe for a light and sweet dessert. A traditional Greek delight with walnuts and spices rolled in phyllo strands and ladled with sweet syrup on top.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 30 mins



  • 16 oz kataifi dough
  • 9 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground clove
  • 9 oz butter, from cow’s milk


  • 16 oz sugar
  • 12 oz water
  • lemon peel, from 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick


To Make The Syrup:

  1. In a small pot, bring to boil sugar, water, cinnamon stick, and lemon peel. Simmer until sugar has dissolved. Set aside to cool off.

To Make The Kataifi:

  1. In a blender, add the walnuts, ground clove, and cinnamon. Pulse until the walnuts are coarse.
  2. Melt butter in a small pan and with a cooking brush butter the bottom and sides of a baking pan.
  3. Take out kataifi dough from the plastic sleeve. Work the dough by hand. Separate dough into strands if clumped together. Cover dough with a slightly damp towel.
  4. Take 1 piece of kataifi strand and place on a working surface. Drizzle with melted butter and place 1 teaspoon of filling at the end. Roll dough tightly and fold sides to make a small cylinder.
  5. Place kataifi roll in the buttered pan and brush with melted butter. Rolls shouldn't have gaps in between. Bake in the oven at 338 degrees F for 1 hour until nicely colored and crispy.
  6. Take out ktaifi out of the oven and ladle ¾ of the syrup over. Allow each ladle to absorbed before adding more. Cover pan with a towel and set aside for 10 minutes. Ladle the rest of the syrup and wait until absorbed.
  7. Serve and enjoy this delicious kataifi dessert! Best with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


  • Sugar: 21g
  • :
  • Calcium: 18mg
  • Calories: 292kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Potassium: 58mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 208mg
  • Vitamin A: 418IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
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