Shavuot Foods

Recipes for the Holiday


On Shavuot it is customary to eat dairy foods. Though no one knows for certain where this tradition came from, many believe it is derived from the biblical assurance that the land of Israel is a land “flowing with milk and honey.”

The dairy foods reference the milk in the land of Israel, and sweet desserts reference the honey.

Sour Cherry Soup, a Hungarian favorite
Chocolate Challah, for an even sweeter holiday
Blintzes, cream cheese pancakes

zucchini blintzes1 web
Strawberry Rhubarb Blintzes, an unconventional take on a Shavuot classic
Cheesecake, the standard
Cheesecake variations
Cheese Lokshen Kugel, a creamy noodle dish
Rugelach, cream cheese cookies
Rhubarb Rugelach, a tangy take on the classic
Macaron Cheesecake Bites
Rugelach Bread Pudding Cheesecake
Savory Cheese and Zucchini Blintzes
Chocolate-Dipped Cheesecake On A Stick
Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese Blintzes
Cheese and Herb Rugelach
Gluten-Free Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Black & White Cookie Cheesecake
Gluten-Free Blintzes
Green Lasgana

Did you like this article? MyJewishLearning is a not-for-profit organization.

Please consider making a donation today.

Note: The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. All comments on are moderated. Any comment that is offensive or inappropriate will be removed. Privacy Policy