12 Months of Eli’s Original Plain

Here’s 12 ways to top Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, one for each month of the year! Don’t limit yourself to these 12 ideas. With Eli’s Original Plain Cheesecake, the possibilities are endless!12WaystoServelainFS

Clockwise from top right:

July: Tropical Paradise

  • A fresh tropical
  • Fruit salsa with 1 cup each diced papaya and pineapple
  • 1 tsp. grated lime zest
  • 2 tbsp. sugar


August: Summer Stone Fruits

  • A simple garnish of sliced plums


September: Ambrosia

  • Top each slice with 3 mandarin segments
  • 1 tbsp. marshmallow fluff
  • A sprinkle of coconut shavings


October: S’mores with a twist

  • Top with homemade marshmallows
  • Chocolate shavings
  • A dusting of cocoa


November: Bananas Foster

  • Add a dollop of whipped cream
  • Caramelized banana slices
  • Grated white chocolate


December: Wintry Mix

  • Top with 2 tbsp of dried fruit and nuts (we used cranberries, apricots, hazelnuts and pistachios)
  • Drizzled with honey


January: Citron

  • Whipped cream
  • Candied lime and lemon slices


February: Paint the Town Red

  • Fresh pomegranate seeds with a sweet pomegranate glaze
  • Whipped cream and fresh mint
  • For pomegranate glaze: combine 1 cup pomegranate juice and 3/4 cup sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.


March: Luck o’ the Cheesecake

  • Whipped Cream
  • Candied kumquat slices
  • A sprig of clover


April: Turtle

  • Drizzle with caramel sauce
  • Add toasted pecan halves
  • Whipped cream and a chocolate chunk


May: Mom Takes the Cake

  • Treat mom to a cheesecake slice topped with fresh strawberries


June: Tutti Frutti

  • Add kiwi slice topped with a blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry and brush with apricot glaze.
  • For apricot glaze: warm 1 cup apricot preserves or apricot jelly in microwave for 20 seconds or until warm. Brush over fruit and serve.

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