Alan Rosen

Alan Rosen
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In 1982, Governor Mario Cuomo declared May 27th as Junior's Restaurant Day. Juniors is famous for its New York-style cheesecake.

Alan Rosen
Alan's Featured Recipe
Potato Pancake with Homemade Chunky Applesauce

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Alan Rosen is an author and restaurant owner. The grandson of Junior's founder, Harry Rosen, this third-generation co-owner of the New York restaurants, carries on the the family's time-honored traditions. Today, Junior's restaurants are located in Brooklyn, Times Square, and Grand Central Station.


Alan co-authored three cookbooks with Beth Allen: Junior's Home Cooking, Junior's Dessert Cookbook, and Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook.


Junior's has been a Brooklyn institution since it opened on Flatbush Avenue in 1950. It is one of the largest family-owned restaurants in the country and only recently has shared its closely guarded recipes. Many of these appear in the book Welcome to Juniors by Walter and Marvin Rosen with Beth Allen. 


In addition to his work on the cookbooks and restaurants, Alan manages the worldwide mail order business and website for the company.


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Latest Recipes

Homemade Chunk Applesauce

If you're looking for an easy applesauce recipe, then this Homemade Chunk Applesauce delivers! This fall recipe is easy to make and hits all the right notes. Using two different types of apples, this recipe results in an applesauce that's sweet and delicious. Although this applesauce can be served as a side dish, it's sweet enough to serve as a dessert, too. If you prefer, you can stir in a few spoonfuls in a cup of plain yogurt or use it to top vanilla ice cream. The sky is the limit when you prepare this beloved fall dish!

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Foolproof Hollandaise

Here is a Hollandaise you can whirl up in minutes, with no worries of it separating before youre ready to serve it!

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Potato Pancake with Homemade Chunky Applesauce

The potato pancakes known as latkes are traditionally served during Hanukkah, but at Junior’s you can order them any day of the year, any...

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Imagine baking up the “best of both possible desserts” all in one. Here it is a slice of Junior’s famous cheesecake with the taste and sp...

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