Rating: 3.34 stars
362 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 114
  • 2 star values: 63
  • 1 star values: 21

Single-serving cheesecakes made in glass jars are adorable and easy mini alternatives to their full-size cousins. They bake in just half an hour and can be cooked a few days ahead of time.

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Ingredients

For the Cheesecake
For the Graham Topping

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Make the cheesecakes: Beat cream cheese with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes more. Reduce speed to low. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Raise speed to medium. Add sour cream, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Beat for 3 minutes.

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  • Divide batter among six 6-ounce jars, filling each two-thirds full. Transfer jars to a deep baking dish; add enough boiling water to dish to reach halfway up the sides of the jars. Cover dish with foil; cut 8 slits into top to vent. Bake until set in the center, about 25 minutes. Let cool. Refrigerate overnight to set.

  • Meanwhile, make the graham topping: Stir together graham-cracker crumbs and butter. Bake on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 10 minutes. Let cool.

  • Top each cheesecake with 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons preserves. Divide graham topping among jars (about 1 heaping tablespoon each).

Reviews (7)

362 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 64
  • 4 star values: 100
  • 3 star values: 114
  • 2 star values: 63
  • 1 star values: 21
Rating: Unrated
02/15/2016
I have made mini cheesecakes for this valentine's day. great recipe and they look so cute. What else to wish for?:) http://www.manufakturaciastek.pl/serniczki-w-wersji-mini-zapiekane-w-sloiczkach/
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12/24/2015
Has anyone made this recipe yet? 3 eggs can't possibly be right. I'm sure it's supposed to be 1 egg. Editors?
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01/28/2013
you can also find nice jars at a reasonable price in walmart!!
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01/25/2013
I can't wait to try this! These very jars are sold at Crate & Barrel. The lids don't matter because they are only put on after they are baked. You still use this jar style since you;re baking them lidless.
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01/25/2013
Those are Weck jars, available online and at Williams Sonoma. The lid, gasket and clamps are all separate from the jar.
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01/25/2013
Would suggest Ball jam jars that can be found in most supermarkets. The picture is somewhat deceptive.....the jars appear to have a clamp top with a rubber seal that would not stand up during baking process.
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01/25/2013
where can you find these jars? or what kind of jar can I use that is oven safe?