Your Recipe Guide for Shavuot

Happy Shavuot! As this cherished holiday approaches, we celebrate the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai. Shavuot is commemorated by an all-night studying of the Torah served with creamy, mouth-watering dairy treats like cheesecake and blintzes.

The tradition of eating dairy on Shavuot is believed to come from the biblical assurance that the land of Israel is a land “flowing with milk and honey.” As we prepare to celebrate, it’s time to ready your kitchen with some of our favorite Shavuot recipes from MyJewishLearning.com. Whether you are planning an all-night reading of the Torah (known as a Tikkun Leil Shavuot) or simply looking for an easy recipe to enjoy, celebrate the giving of the Torah with a rich and delicious dairy treat. Read on to find a dish that satisfies your craving.

Pull-Apart Challah Stuffed with Cheese and Guava

This Cuban-inspired challah is a perfect dish for a South Florida Shavuot. This variation on the classic Sabbath bread combines sweet guava paste with velvety smooth cream cheese into a soft, sharable pull-apart bread. [Get the recipe here.]

Mozzarella and Tomato Caprese Blintzes

These savory mozzarella and tomato caprese blintzes are a delightful alternative to the typical sweet and fruity blintz recipes. Filled with mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes and basil walnut pesto, these blintzes are rich in Mediterranean flavor. [Get the recipe here.]

Five Ways to Make Perfect Cheesecake

Cheesecake is the quintessential dessert of Shavuot. This classic treat is a must for the holiday, and its versatility means there’s a cheesecake recipe for everyone. We love this recipe because it includes a basic cheesecake as well as instructions for five delicious variations, including chocolate, pumpkin and turtle! [Get the recipe here.]

For more delectable Shavuot recipes, visit MyJewishLearning.com.