Individual Cheesecakes In Mason Jars
I love having family and friends over for dinner. Especially when I can entertain outdoors. One of the ways to keep things stress-free, is to have a few simple make ahead dessert recipes on hand.
Today, I am sharing a recipe for individual cheesecakes baked in Mason Jars. I found the recipe on Pinterest. It is by "The Italian Dish" blog. These are just too cute!!! Who wouldn't love these yummy mini mason jars filled to the brim cheesecake and fresh fruits...
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Prep of the Jars:
You will need 12 4-ounce mason jars
Spray the mason jars with non-stick cooking spray, making sure to spray the bottoms and sides so the crust doesn't stick.
Blend the cookies, 2 tablespoons of melted butter in a mini chopper or food processor. Place about 1 heaping tablespoon of the crumbs into the mason jars and tamp down to make the crust. ( I used the top of a wooden honey dipper).
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on low speed for 1 minute until smooth and free of any lumps. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and continue to beat slowly until combined. Gradually add sugar and beat until creamy, for 1 to 2 minutes.
Add sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, chopped strawberries and vanilla. Periodically scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beaters. The batter should be well-mixed but not over beaten. Pour the filling into the glass jars and bake for 30 minutes.
Be sure to set the jars in a large roasting pan. Fill the pan with hot water halfway up the jelly jars and bake for 30 minutes. Remove jars with tongs and place on a wire rack to cool. Chill in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 4 hours or over night.
Raspberry and Strawberry Sauce (Optional):
In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or so until the fruit begins to break down slightly. Leave to cool before spreading on
I used raspberries and blueberries as my toppings but you can use your favorite fruits here.
These are super easy to make. They are the perfect individual treat for any kind of celebration.
Have fun and enjoy.
I wish you all a great rest of the week.