Sweet on the Seasons


Minimize labour and maximize temptation with these one-of-a-kind desserts

Entice your diners with desserts that sell—without adding intricate builds that require serious kitchen labour. The chefs at Kraft Foodservice relied on the creamy, consistent profile of Philadelphia Cream Cheese products for quick, sumptuous fall desserts. "We added that fan-favourite cream cheese flavour to a variety of desserts," says Aliza Katz, corporate executive chef for Kraft Foodservice. "From no-bake parfaits with fall and winter flavours to easy-to-assemble mini desserts."

Quick & Delicious Parfaits

Parfaits are easy to assemble and perform well as dessert, snack or brunch items. These recipes elevate the eating experience with a rich and satisfying cheesecake flavour. They also deliver on flavours perfect for both fall and winter. "Seasonality, from our perspective, is less of a trend and more of a necessity at this point," says Benjamin Stanley, co-founder of Chicago-based Food Genius, Inc.

Fresh Crab Salad Fig & Greek Yogurt Parfaits

Other idea: replace fig with dried fruits like apricot and cherry

Potato Salad Caramel-Apple Cheesecake Parfait

Other seasonal idea: switch out apple for poached pear

Grilled Chesse Turtle Cheesecake Parfait

Other idea: replace the turtle ingredients with any classic candy shop mix-ins

Quick & Delicious Parfaits

According to Datassential MenuTrends, 33% more dessert menus feature a miniature dessert option than just four years ago. "We called this out in our trends article—minis answer the call for 'feel-good food,'" says Chef Katz.

Fresh Crab Salad Mini Pumpkin
Cheesecakes Healthy Living

Other idea: add a touch of rum or maple extract to the whipped cream

Potato Salad Carrot Cake Balls

Holiday twist: give it a gingerbread kick with allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon

Grilled Chesse Citrus & Cranberry Cheesecake CupsHealthy Living

Garnishing idea: sprinkle pomegranate seeds over the top

Fresh Crab Salad Mini Cheesecake Lollipops

Alternate profile: turn them into cheesecake truffles by leaving the sticks off

Potato Salad Mini Philly Crème Brûlée

Alternate profile: add cocoa powder to the custard for a chocolate version

Grilled Chesse Peaches & Cream Hand Pie

Alternate ingredients: replace peaches and thyme with plums and cinnamon

Quick & Delicious Parfaits

Cheesecake lands in the top three of dessert menu mentions across all segments.1 Here, our chefs serve up the familiar and well-loved cheesecake, but turn it into something memorable and new.

Fresh Crab Salad Molten Chocolate Cheesecake

Other idea: add a touch of cinnamon to the chocolate

Potato Salad Pineapple Upside-Down Cheesecake Pie

Alternate profile: switch out pineapple for dried figs, apricot or pear

Grilled Chesse Decadent Cherry Bombe

Garnishing idea: add a tumble of chocolate-covered cherries as garnish

  1. Food Genius, Inc.

Should I use Philly or Philly Light? Our light cream cheese product has 38% less fat and more moisture than our regular cream cheese. For most recipes, you can switch them out, depending on preference.

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