I’ve pretty much been in love with Weck glass jars for some time. Not only useful for canning and storing herbs but for making lovely little individual treats that are both delicious and easy.
Here I’ve used them for a simple berry cheesecake in a jar. Perfect for transporting over to a friends or a casual dinner party of your very own.
You don’t really need to see the cheesecake ingredients but I included this shot just to show off my new copper whisking bowl. I got three. I couldn’t help myself.
I used a funnel and ladle to get the cheesecake mixture into the jars without making a total mess. Here I have them all in a deep baking dish water bath.
This is my assembly line.
Here I’ve just divided the strawberry mixture amongst the 6 jars.
Then I’ve added the fresh berries on top of that.
Lastly, the graham cracker crust is added on top.
Aren’t they darling?
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Berry Cheesecakes in a Jar
16 oz of cream cheese
1 cup of granulated sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup strawberries berries, sliced
½ cup granulated sugar
½ – 1 cup blueberries, raspberries, or both
6 graham crackers, crushed
¼ cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Add all of the cheesecake ingredients together and mix on a medium high speed until smooth. Divide evenly among 6 glass jars. Place all the jars in a high walled baking dish and fill the baking dish with very hot water, making a water bath. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Remove carefully and let cool, then place in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight.
Meanwhile, add the strawberries and granulated sugar to a small saucepan and place over a medium-high heat until they begin to break apart and form a jam. Turn off the heat and let cool. Set aside until ready to assemble.
For the graham topping, place crackers and sugar in a food processor and process until fully crushed. Add in butter slowly until a coarse crumble forms.
To assemble, spoon strawberry mixture into cooled cheesecake jars. Next, evenly divide fresh berries on top, then cover with graham mixture. Place lid on top and serve.