A member of the Jewish community of Porto prepares the dinner table for Shabbat festive day in the Portugal city, Sept. 2, 2016. Photo: Getty

Yom Kippur is one of the holiest Jewish holidays that is also known as the Day of Atonement. The observance, which begins at sundown Tuesday, lasts for 25 hours, during which fasting is practiced.

Observant families indulge in a feast prior to the fast and once again after it ends. Before the fast begins, Jewish people eat a Meal of Cessation which is also known as Seudat Mafseket.

Whether preparing food for before or after the fast, below are 10 easy recipes for Yom Kippur.

Never-Fail Honey Cake for the High Holidays

With ingredients like honey, cocoa and cinnamon, this sweet cake can make for a delicious dessert or a tasty breakfast.

Whitefish Salad

Whether you stuff it into a tomato or spread it on a bagel, this tasty recipe will show you how to properly prepare this popular appetizing dish.

Cheese Blintzes with Apricot Sauce

This is a great dish to prepare ahead of time. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and then refrigerate them until you are ready.

Potato Kugel

The hearty dish can easily be turned into a vegetarian meal by substituting the chicken fat for olive oil.

One-Bowl Vanilla Cake

If you are looking for a dish to last you a long time, look no further than this delicious dessert. After preparing it, allow it to cool completely. It can last in the freezer up to three months and can be stored at room temperature for about three days.

Crustless Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

Turn this kosher dish into the perfect family brunch by serving with fruit salad and fresh bagels.

Matzah Balls

This traditional dish which can be made with oil or chicken fat makes for a great appetizer to hold you over until the main course is complete. You can also add it to your plate during the family meal.

Chocolate Babka

Made with butter, chocolate and vanilla, this mouthwatering dish pairs well with coffee in the morning or can be served as a dessert.


Topped with sesame seeds, this recipe can be made three days ahead of serving time and can be frozen up to one month.

Swedish Potato and Lox Casserole

Sprinkled with breadcrumbs and coated in butter, this recipe serves six people and can be eaten hot or cold.