Maple Kanafeh

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12-16 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 13 oz kataifi (shredded phyllo pastry also called kanafeh)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 cups 35% cooking cream
  • 1 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup, for its robust flavour), very cold


  1. Preheat oven to 180° C (350° F). Butter a 20 cm (8 in) square baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Using scissors, cut the kanafeh into approx. 3 cm (1 1/8 in) pieces.
  3. In a bowl, combine kanafeh and melted butter, separating the shreds. Spread half in the dish and pat down lightly to completely cover the bottom. Reserve.
  4. In a saucepan, off the heat, dilute the cornstarch in the milk. Put on medium-low heat and, stirring with a whisk, add the cream to obtain a thick mixture. Spread this over the kanafeh in the dish. Scatter the rest of the kanafeh on top.
  5. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour.
  6. Remove from oven and, using a knife, loosen the kanafeh from the sides of the dish. Pour the cold syrup on top and tilt the dish to all sides so the syrup is well-distributed, saturating all the kanafeh.
  7. Allow to cool, remove from dish, and cut into squares.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

Recipes by Martin Falardeau


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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.

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