Cheesecake during the holidays seems to be a classic dessert we all love to serve, but mostly, love to eat! Gosh I can remember loving cheesecake as a kid and it was always such a treat to have this for dessert.
One of my greatest cheesecake finds is Junior’s Cheesecake, which hails from their iconic restaurant located in Brooklyn. However, my sweet tooth was introduced to this at the Junior’s location in the Grand Central Train Station in NYC. They have a stand there and I will never forget buying that amazing to die-for slice! Who knew cheese could be SO GOOD!
Oh, my goodness, this stuff was the bomb, it just melted in your mouth. The words silky, creamy, and smooth come to the forefront after this amazing culinary find. It was literally one of the best cheesecakes I had ever eaten! That is definitely one for the memory book.
Instead of serving a classic whole cheesecake, this version is unique in that everyone gets their personal, individual serving. This dessert is so fun to eat. When you cut into it, you get a surprise of strawberry filling that comes rushing out. It reminds me of a beloved chocolate lava cake where it explodes with this glorious chocolate sauce. Same concept here.
You get plenty of cheesecake to eat up that yummy filling.
Silicone molds: Pyramid and a mini muffin version.
I use a pyramid silicone mold for the cheesecake which is a quick and easy no bake cheesecake. Yes, I confess, I’m cheating just a little here. Its great in that you are not having to spend the time baking one which makes the assembly quick and easy. No messing with ovens, water baths, or making that graham cracker crust.
I use a strawberry couli or filling and I freeze that in the mini muffin mold. You can also use strawberry jam as well. Or if you are in a hurry, the jared strawberry topping in the grocery store would probably work as well. Shh, it can be our little secret.
It’s a great dessert to serve at a dinner party and you can dress it up and garnish with fresh whipped cream and just a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs for the perfect version with all the classic components!