Sometimes you just want a little snack all to yourself. Desserts in jars are a fun and different way to serve a snack. When I first started seeing ideas come up on the internet for desserts in jars, I thought it looked a little wasteful but I’ve decide differently now.
Desserts in jars are a great way to make your snacks for the week and have something that you can easily grab when you don’t feel like fixing anything but you want a snack. I always am wanting a snack!
Cheesecake in a Jar
What You Need:
- ½ cup sugar
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup cream
- Fruit preserves or pureed fruit (optional)
In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and cream cheese, blend well. Add in the eggs and cream. Beat for 2 minutes with a hand mixer.
Divide the mixture up between clean glass mason jars. Fill each jar no more than ¾ of the way full.
In a large baking side with sides (I used a 9×13) fill the container up halfway with warm or boiling water. Put your jars into this pan before you place it in the oven.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until just slightly jiggly in the middles. Cool for at least 5 hours before eating. Eat plain or top with fruit preserves before serving.
You can use any size jar to create your cheesecakes in, depending on how much you want to eat at a time. This recipe will make 2 pints, 4 half pints (jelly jars) and at least 8 mini jars. These should last for at least a week in the fridge so you can make them on the weekend and have little treats all week! You will want to store these with either a plastic screw lids or the lids that the jars came with.
Have you ever make cheesecake in a jar?