Beth Allen

Beth Allen
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Beth's company has produced more than 23 illustrated cookbooks. She writes, develops recipes, and creates the books. 

Beth Allen
Beth's Featured Recipe
Lone Star Chocolate Pecan Pie

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Beth Allen is president of her own cookbook production and food marketing communications firm. She is a noted authority in the fields of food, culinary science, and nutrition and frequently writes, demonstrates, and speaks on American regional foodways, American ethnic cuisines, and basic food preparation techniques for beginning cooks.


Beth is the coauthor of Junior's Home Cooking and Junior’s Cheesecake Cookbook, producer of The Quick Cook continuity cookbook series, and writer for the Good Housekeeping Great American Classics Cookbook. Other books include Readers’ Digest Perfect Pies, A Cozy Book of Tea Time Treats, and Down Home Cooking, The New Healthier Way.


As well as producing cookbooks, Beth Allen Associates, Inc., specializes in marketing communications and promotions for food products.


A frequent spokesperson, Beth has been a speaker nationwide to both consumer and professional groups and has appeared on multi-media tours for such companies as Reader’s Digest Association, Campbell Soup Company, Corning Glass Works, Procter and Gamble, and The Pillsbury Company.


She has contributed to such publications as the New York Times, Woman's Day, Self, and Chef Magazine.


She is past president of Les Dames d’Escoffier International and the New York Chapter, where she currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Delegate at Large. She is past president of  the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance and was a member of the board of directors for nine years. She is a member of the American Book Producers Association and a past member of its Board of Directors. She is also an active member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals.


Beth has a master’s degree in advertising from the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in food science/home economics & consumer food business from Iowa State University. She has studied culinary science at Ecolé de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris, France and at the Antoinette Pope School in Chicago, Illinois.


She lives in a landmark brownstone co-op in the New York metropolitan area, where she and her husband serves on the Board of Directors.

Latest Recipes

Juniors Sponge Cake Crust

No one really know just whose idea it was to use a sponge cake crust for juniors cheesecake. It worked, and that same recipe continues ...

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Original New York Cheesecake

When it comes to New York cheesecake recipes, it doesn't get much easier than this recipe from the beloved Junior's restaurants. Creamy and easy to make, this Original New York Cheesecake recipe is one that every baker must try. This cheesecake recipe can be served year-round and for just about any occasion, or even for no occasion at all. If you want to make this easy cheesecake recipe even more decadent, then serve each slice with a hearty portion of fresh fruit that is currently in season.

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Lone Star Chocolate Pecan Pie

In my home state of Texas, pecan orchards are plentiful. The long thin paper-shell pecans make some of the best pies. This pecan filling ...

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Farmhouse Cheddar Skillet Pie

Down on the farm, breakfasts are hearty. Folks make egg and cheese pies by whipping egg yolks, then folding in beaten whites and sharp Ch...

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Laced-Up Cherry Pie

Nothing says "summertime" quite like the taste of a freshly-made cherry pie. This Laced-Up Cherry Pie recipe is fruity and tart - the best dessert for a hot summer's day. Top with vanilla ice cream for a sweet and melty treat that's perfectly delicious. Pie is a classic American dessert, and cherry pie recipes always go over well for the Fourth of July considering the fact that the cherries are a patriotic red! If you want fruit pie recipes that will taste great all summer long, this one's for you.

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Pate Brisee

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A Different Benedict

Leave it to Juniors to take Eggs Benedict and make it even better! The special ingredient is their corned beef hash, normally served wit...

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Chocolate Cookie Crumb Crust

Crumb crusts are among the easiest to make - some are not even baked, just pressed into the pan and chilled. If you are in a hurry, you c...

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Pâte Sucrée

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Rocky Road Sundae Pie

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Strawberry Frangipane Tart

Traditional French frangipane is a rich almond crème pâtissière, or pastry cream, that is used for filling tarts and pastries. This one i...

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Cappuccino Cheesecake

“Cappuccino, please.” Most times, this phrase means you’re ordering a cup of Italian coffee. But at Junior’s you can have your cappuccino...

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Chocolate Curls

At Junior’s, the bakers often use dark chocolate curls to decorate cheesecakes for a delicious and very professional looking finish.

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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

You know it’s fall when pumpkin cheesecakes start coming out of the ovens at Junior’s, and the customers start lining up to pick up their...

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Decorator’s Whipped Cream

Junior’s uses a lot of whipped cream. Take a tip from the bakers: stabilize the whipped cream to make this decorators version. It’s much ...

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Junior’s Cheesecake Tart

Here’s Junior’s answer to those popular fruit tarts found in many pastry shops and upscale restaurants. The bakers use that same famous c...

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All-Butter Tart Crust

Here’s another Junior’s buttery, melt-in-your-mouth shortbread, but this time you’ll have enough dough to make a large tart crust.

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Stars and Stripes

Nothing’s more perfect for a Memorial Day or Fourth of July celebration than this patriotic Ol' Glory cheesecake! If you’re planning on b...

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Brownie Swirl

One of the first (if not the first) brownie recipe appeared in 1906 in The Boston Cooking-School Book. There have been countless versions...

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Chocolate Mousse Cheesecake

Junior’s has been making this cake for a long time. The idea is simple: take their famous cheesecake but skip the sponge cake layer-you d...

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Traditional Chocolate Ganache

Here is a decorating secret shared by Master Baker Michael Goodman: “When I want a fast finishing for a cheesecake, there’s nothing bette...

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Shrimp and Spring Onion Quiche

A traditional egg custard turns shrimp, spring onions, and Swiss cheese into a quiche that’s perfect for a spring supper. As the custard ...

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