Kunafa Kiri Cheesecake Balls

Kunafa Kiri Cheesecake Balls

Recipe Category Desserts Recipe Category
Recipe Prep Time 30 mins
Recipe Serving Size 4

Delicious kunafa cheesecake balls with Kiri square portions, lotus cream and raspberries


For the Lotus Kiri Cheese Cream

  • 4 Kiri Square Portions
  • 100 grams (1 cup) lotus cream
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 100 grams (1 cup) fresh raspberries

For the Kiri Cheesecake Balls

  • 16 Kiri Square Portions
  • 140 grams (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 100 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar

For the Kunafa

  • 100 grams Kunafa dough
  • 70 grams (1/2 cup) butter, melted
  • 100 grams (1 cup) powdered sugar
Kiri Squares

Cooking steps

Preparing the lotus Kiri Cheese Cream

  1. In a food processor, add the Kiri cheese portions, milk, lotus cream, and mix all together until the texture is smooth. Set aside.

Preparing the Kiri Cheesecake Balls

  1. In a medium bowl, lightly press the Kiri cheese portions with a spatula and mix well until soft and the texture is creamy.
  2. Add the butter, sugar, and mix with an electric egg beater until the mixture is soft and homogeneous.
  3. Place the Kiri cheese cream in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
  4. Take 100 grams of the Kiri cheese cream mixture, spread it slightly on the palm of your hand, add 1 tablespoon of lotus cream and 1 piece of raspberry, then start shaping a pretty cheese ball. Place in the fridge and leave the Kiri cheese balls to cool.

Preparing the Kunafa

  1. In a medium bowl, add the melted butter to kunafa dough and mix well with hands until well combined.
  2. Place the kunafa dough In an oven pan covered with parchment paper, and bake in a preheated oven at 180C (356F) for 15 minutes while stirring from time to time until golden brown.


  1. In a medium bowl, mix the kunafa with the powdered sugar and crush it into small pieces using a fork.
  2. Place the crushed kunafa in a large plate and roll the Kiri cheesecake balls over it until it is completely coated. Place the Kiri cheesecake balls in the fridge until serving.
  3. Top the Kiri cheesecake balls with lotus Kiri cream and serve cold.

Cooking steps