Cheesecake in a Jar

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Do you like cheesecake? I love cheesecake.
Do you like a really cool presentation? I love a really cool presentation.

Well, how about making your cheesecake in a nice jar. The presentation is amazing, and they make wonderful gifts; expecially around the holidays.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

3 to 4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

3/4 c
cookie crumbs, graham crumbs, your choice
2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted, melted
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c
sugar, granulated varitey
1 Tbsp
clover fresh honey
1/3 c
sour cream
1 large
farm fresh egg
blueberries or other topping of your choice

Directions Step-By-Step

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PREP/PREPARE
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Gather your ingredients.
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Place a rack in the bottom position, and preheat the oven to 325f (165c).
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Add the butter to the cookie crumbs.
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Mix until combined.
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Divide the crumb mixture between three or four small jars, and press into the bottoms.
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Chef's Note: If you're looking for an excellent homemade chocolate cookie crumb base... Here ya go:
Ground Chocolate Cookie Wafer Base
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Add the cream cheese, sugar, and honey to a bowl.
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Beat until thoroughly combined.
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Add the egg and sour cream.
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Continue to beat until the mixture is combined.
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Divide the cheesecake batter between the jars.
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Add the jars to a small, high-walled pan.
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Place in the oven, and fill the pan halfway up with boiling water.
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Chef's Note: By cooking the jars in a water bath, you're giving them a nice steady heat to cook in.
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Bake until the cream cheese sets, about 20 to 25 minutes.
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Chef’s Note: There will still be a bit of a jiggle in the centers.
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Cover the jars, and cool in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours.
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PLATE/PRESENT
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Add your favorite topping, and serve. Enjoy.
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Chef’s Note: If not serving right away, place the tops on the jars, and keep refrigerated.
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Chef’s Tip: These make brilliant gifts around the holidays.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American