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8 Spreads to Amp Up Your Yom Kippur Break Fast

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We're not trying to mess with a good thing.

Because believe us, the traditional meal to break the fast of Yom Kippur -- the bagels piled high with cream cheese and lox, the onions and tomatoes and capers and lemon that accompany them -- is a beautiful thing. It's a necessary thing (no cooking during the day!). And when our heads are buzzing and our hands are trembling and we yearn for the day to end, it's exactly what we want.

But there's no reason you can't make your feast better. And so we're telling you to think a day or two ahead, and to make spreads and condiments for your bagels and lox -- and to justify eating a fourth bagel or a tenth piece of toast. You thought bagels and cream cheese were all you wanted to break the fast? Think again.

Roasted Tomato Jam by Amanda Hesser

Roasted Tomato Jam from Food52


Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi's Basic Hummus by Genius Recipes

Hummus from Food52


Creamy Homemade Ricotta by Jennifer Perillo

Creamy Homemade Ricotta by Food52


Sardine Butter by cristinasciarra 

Sardine Butter from Food52


Mint-Pistachio Pesto by em-i-lis

Mint-Pistachio Pesto from Food52


Tea with Honey and Lemon Compound Butter by thefood

Compound Butter from Food52


Orange-Fennel Mostarda by Elizabeth Rex

Orange Fennel Mostarda from Food52


Paula Wolfert's Herb Jam with Olives and Lemon by Genius Recipes

Herb Jam from Food52


And if you're feeling even more like an over-achiever...cure your own fish.


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