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Cheese blintzes with blackberries.jpg
Traditional cheese blintzes topped with blackberry compote
Alternative namesBlintzes
TypeJewish cuisine
Place of originEastern Europe, Israel, other countries with a significant remaining Jewish population
Created byAshkenazi Jewish community of Central and Eastern Europe
Serving temperatureHot, traditionally with sour cream or fruit compote
Main ingredientsFlour, water, milk, egg, kosher salt, sugar, traditionally filled with farmer's cheese, or also cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta, or fruit. Fried in butter, cooking oil, or margarine. For Passover, matzo meal is used instead of flour.

A blintz (Hebrew: חֲבִיתִית‎; Yiddish: בלינצע‎) is a popular traditional cigar-shaped filled pancake of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, similar to a crepe or the Russian blin. Blintzes are commonly filled with farmer's cheese or fruit. They are traditionally served for Shavuot and, less commonly, for Chanukah and other Jewish holidays.[1]


The word blintz in English comes from the Yiddish word בלינצע or blintse, coming from a Slavic word for pancake.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Blintzes are the subject of a famous Jewish parable, which uses the blintz as an analogy for Judaism itself, and one's own adherence to its beliefs.[3]


  1. ^ "Cheese Blintzes for Shavuot". Mother would know. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Blintz definition". Merriam Webster dictionary. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  3. ^ Bolton, Rabbi Tuvia. "Blintz- Jewish Story". Chabad. Retrieved 20 October 2019.

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