Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Individual No-Bake Cheesecakes


We love cheesecake around here but I very rarely make it because we just don't need to eat the WHOLE thing! The April/May issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine had some recipes for mini cheesecakes made in 4-ounce canning jars. Well, that was too little so I used 8-ounce wide-mouth canning jars and it was just right! ;)

You could try different crusts and toppings to suit your tastes and what you have on hand. The thing that really impressed me was making a no-bake cheesecake without a tub of non-dairy whipped topping and I gotta tell you, this tastes sooo much better than the ones I remember from my youth that used the non-dairy whipped topping! It comes out light and fluffy and not too sweet.

 Crust                    **Click here to print this recipe**

1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon sugar

In a small bowl combine all ingredients. Divide evenly between four 8-ounce wide-mouth canning jars. Press lightly into bottom of jars.

Filling

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream

In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla; mix well. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until stiff; gently fold into the cream cheese mixture. Divide evenly between the jars.

Topping

2 cups fresh (or frozen and thawed) berries, I used fresh blackberries
1/4 cup sugar, or to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan, combine berries, sugar, cornstarch and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool completely before spooning over cheesecake filling in jars.

Top each jar with a lid and chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before serving.

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23 comments:

Robyn G said...

Looks like a fun and delicious project, Candy! I like jars and your foodie jars are super cute!

TexWisGirl said...

there'd be no point in me putting them in individual jars or containers. i'd eat it all. :)

Connie Smiley said...

That looks scrumptious!

Sandra said...

These look so good!
I have a growing list of recipes to try, I just added one more!
Thanks for sharing it!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

These are too cute. Great idea for 4th of July. :)

LindaG said...

Wonderful! They look great! Thank you. :-)

Tombstone Livestock said...

I get MJF and also saw this in another magazine, also good with pudding and bananas or coconut.

Marigold said...

Ha! Ha! Love Tex-Wise Girl's comment. :) This sounds scrumptious!!!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I saw this recipe in my magazine too! I love that magazine. If I had to stop subscribing to all but one, I'd keep MJF. I really want to join the Farmgirl Sisterhood.

Patty Woodland said...

Yummy! I hate "non dairy whipped topping". Did you know it was a petroleum product? Ick!

Hey - how do you do the "print this recipe"? do you mind sharing?
kaiminani at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

These would be great to freeze for my husband's lunches. I like the idea of using jelly jars.

Kristina said...

I like Michelle's idea to freeze for future meals. Neat idea.

Candy C. said...

Patty,
Yes, I did know that it was a petroleum product and have not used it in many years. ;)

Farmgirl Susan said...

YUM! I love that 4 ounces was too little. ;)

edenhills said...

This looks so yummy!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh how yummy! They look so cute in the jars, too :)

Maggid said...

YUM!!!!
thank you.
love & love,
-g-

Ida said...

Oh Yum! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts. I once ate one of those boxed cherry cheesecakes in 2 days by myself. I was pretty sick of cheesecake for awhile.

nancy said...

I saw those too, cute! Great for 2, so I'll try that for us at home...

Jen said...

Great idea! I was just talkin about cheesecake with my honey this evening. I must make us some of these.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, those look so delicious!!!

Marie said...

This sounds absolutely amazing! Yummy! I will have to try it. By the way, they have changed the regular menu at Union, and Yvonne's dessert menu will be changing in about a week. All the new stuff sounds amazing! I have to go and eat at least two or three times in the next six months and try some of it....you'll have to join me some time! :-)

Nicole@nicole-southerncharm.com/ said...

How cute! I love this! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole