Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Crock Pot Cheesecake in a Jar

Recipe adapted from Crock Pot Recipe ExchangeInto the crock pot they go.

Lid on.
It's magic.....they are done.

For the crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
For the filling:
(2) 8 ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

(1) 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

(2) eggs, room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

zest of 1 lemon

In a small mixing bowl add the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Stir to incorporate. Evenly distribute the mixture into the 6 canning jars. Using the back of a teaspoon press the mixture firmly onto the sides of the jar. You want to make sure the bottom is covered and packed. At this time heat 2-4 cups of water.

Also, go ahead and turn on your crock pot to high. This is going to preheat it while you're making the filling.

In a large bowl add the cream cheese and using mixer, mix until fluffy. Slowly add in the can of sweetened condensed milk. Once that's incorporated add on egg at a time. Once the eggs are mixed in thoroughly, add the vanilla extract and lemon zest. Mix until well incorporated.

Fill the jars with EQUAL amounts of cheesecake filling. This is so important because you want all the cheesecakes to cook evenly. Carefully pour the hot water into the preheated crock pot. Place the jars in the crock pot making sure that non are touching the edges of the crockery or each other. The water should come up 1/2 - 3/4 of the way up on the jars.

Cover crock pot with lid and cook on high for 1-2 hours. Mine were done at exactly 1 hour and 15 minutes. Look for the filling to firm up and not be jiggly in the center.

At this point take the off the crock pot (pick straight up, don't tilt it don't want any condensation from the lid dropping onto the top of the cheesecakes. Turn the crock pot off. Let the jars cool down.

Once the jars have cooled enough to remove, place them on a dish towel to continue cooling. As they cool you will see the filling pull away from the sides of the jars. When they are completely cool down place the lid and rims on the jars and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.

Serve plain, with berries or drizzled with caramel.

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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

These certainly are too cute! And the recipe looks delicious!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

What an interesting dessert!

Cindy said...

I do love cheesecake, this looks fun. I'll try it soon.

4Sisters said...

This is a great idea - made in the crock pot! I love it!

Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos

Morsels of Life said...

This recipe looks like fun! I've never thought about making cheesecake in a crockpot.

Dzoli said...

What a great way to make desert for if you go somewhere.Sure to arrive well

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow. I had no idea a crock pot was this versatile. Great cheesecakes.

kitty said...

What a great, fun, easy way to make cheesecake!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

A nice way to not heat up the house and it sounds like a fun little experiment to do with the kids:@)

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I love this recipe! I'm definitely going to try this. thanks so much!

Southerncook said...

An unusual way to serve dessert but I think oh so cute. I saw a program on FN where they did something similar. Great idea.

Carolyn/S Southerners Notebook

Jacqueline said...

Everything is better in a jar isn't it? I did a jar post today too and the oohs and aahs are amazing. This looks fantastic. I should try this for Sunday dinner. So beautiful and isn't it fun to serve individual desserts?

Gypsy Heart said...

What a great idea! I love having individual servings and think they look so cute too. These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing ~ I look forward to trying it.


Gypsy Heart said...

What a great idea! I love having individual servings and think they look so cute too. These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing ~ I look forward to trying it.


ButterYum said...

I'm such a fan of these fun dessert ideas served in canning jars. Very cute.


Mexico in my kitchen said...

Super great idea. Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe at Miz Helen's Full plate Thursday. I am taking this recipe with me.

Just love it!


Pam said...

How creative and fun! It sounds delicious! Pretty nifty---everyone gets her own little jar. Now I'm drooling...

Patty said...

I love cheesecake and crockpots! Definitely need to try your recipe. Stopping by from These Chicks Cook.

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I love your recipes and presentation of dishes.
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Our Italian Kitchen said...

These crockpot cheesecakes so soo cute!!!! Love it!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a cute idea to make the cheesecake in jars and what a nice presentation they would make for a outdoor summer party! I have an old Nesco slow cooker that would probably work.

Miz Helen said...

What a great idea to have all these little jars in the crock pot. The recipe looks delicious and a great idea for gift giving. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

What an awesome idea! I'm going to feature this tomorrow and I have a feeling I'll be whipping up something using this technique soon :)

Pattie T. said...

This is just too cool. So the Crockpot, in essence, becomes the Bain Marie. I love this!

Audrey said...

Love this!!
What a fun recipe!
Going to look for some jars...

D @ Shady Porch said...

What a great idea! I love using the crock makes everything easier! We love cheese cake too, so this is going to be a hit at our house!

Ginger Jones said...

I'm glad you tried it and liked it!

Keep on cROCKin'!

Crock Pot Recipe Exchange

Bex said...

Are you kidding me...this is awesome! Sure to impress dinner guests.

CarrieCait said...

I love this idea! What size jars did you use?

Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) said...

great idea!!

repinned these to my desserts board!

Sarah226 said...

How long will these last in the fridge?