This Gradual Cooker Cheesecake in a Jar recipe makes completely moveable single servings of cheesecake. Make them forward for comfort and get inventive with the toppings!
I typically host huge household dinners, and I’m at all times on the lookout for new methods to make the meal particular. Particularly the finale. Particular person desserts really feel particular to me. Whereas sorting the mail a couple of weeks in the past, I noticed little jarred cheesecakes in a mail order catalogue that focuses on transport fancy meals. Boy, have been they cute. And costly. I began researching, and it seems, these little pots of creamy sweetness are usually not arduous to make at residence for a lot much less.
I’m discovering the sluggish cooker baking methodology particularly good in these sizzling months whenever you don’t wish to flip in your oven. A sluggish cooker received’t warmth up your complete home like a variety or wall oven will!
Easy elements, easy prep.
Combine up the only 3 ingredient crust: graham crumbs, sugar, and a smidge of butter. Divide this combination between 9 4 oz. canning jars. You’ll find the jars at most grocery shops within the canning part for a lot lower than you’d pay on-line. So look there first in case you don’t have already got a stash.
Subsequent, beat the cream cheese batter elements collectively. This may be managed simply high-quality with a hand mixer, simply be certain that all of the chilly elements are at room temperature. We’re on the lookout for a easy, lump-free batter.
Use a piping bag.
Switch the cheesecake batter to a big piping bag, and even a big zip-top bag with the nook snipped. This makes for the simplest portioning of the batter into the jars. Fill the jars as much as the road, which is inside about 1/2 inch of the rim.
The best water tub.
Place the jars within the sluggish cooker and very rigorously (very. rigorously.) pour faucet water into the crock. Fill it till the water comes about midway up the jars. Watch out to not splash water into the cheesecakes. In case you’re nervous that you simply would possibly, you’ll be able to quickly lid them earlier than this step. Then take away the lids earlier than cooking them. Cook dinner on excessive for about 1 hour.
When carried out, the cheesecakes can be barely puffed across the edges, with a wobble within the heart. Take away the cheesecakes from the crockpot utilizing a canning jar lifter. Or, allow them to calm down for 20 minutes contained in the crock, till they’re cool sufficient to deal with. Cool at room temperature for about 10 extra minutes, then refrigerate till agency – about 2 hours. The as soon as puffed cheesecakes will deflate just a little and have barely concave tops. This makes room for toppings!
Create your individual cheesecake sampler!
Jarred, canned, ready-made jams and sauces make the simplest toppers. Lemon curd and dulce de leche are two of my favourite toppers. Or, when you’ve got extra time for do-it-yourself toppings, my Spiked Sizzling Fudge Sauce is a superb selection.
I’ll have one in every of every, please! (Really, I did have one in every of every. So good!)
The feel of the cheesecake is just like dense New York-style cheesecakes, so these little jars pack a giant punch. They’re straightforward to lid and tote away to your favourite picnic spot.
Watch me make Gradual Cooker Cheesecake in a Jar within the video beneath!
Gradual Cooker Cheesecake in a Jar
8-quart sluggish cooker
9 canning jars with lids and rings 4 oz. capability
1 disposable piping bag or massive zip high bag
1 Canning jar lifter non-compulsory
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
- 16 oz. cream cheese 2 packages softened
- Zest of 1 lemon
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 massive egg at room temperature
- ½ cup heavy cream at room temperature
Have 9 4 oz. jars washed and dried forward of time. Place them on a baking sheet and put aside.
Place the crumbs and sugar in a small bowl. Whisk to mix. Add the melted butter and blend collectively utilizing a rubber spatula. Mash the crumbs into the butter and switch them over repeatedly till the combination resembles moist sand.
Place about 1 tablespoon of the crumb combination into every of the 9 jars. Tamp down the crust utilizing the underside of a small glass (I used a shot glass). Put aside whilst you put together the filling.
In a big mixing bowl, place the cream cheese and beat on excessive pace with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes till creamy and no lumps stay.
Scrape down the bowl and add the lemon zest. Combine till mixed.
Add the sugar and cornstarch. Beat till nicely blended. Scraped down the bowl as wanted.
Add the vanilla, egg, and heavy cream. Beat till easy.
Switch the cheesecake batter to a big piping bag or a big zip high bag with a nook snipped. Pipe the cheesecake batter over the crust within the jars inside about 1/2 inch of the jar tops (to the primary line).
Place the jars, uncovered, within the sluggish cooker and really rigorously pour in tepid faucet water utilizing a container with a pour spout (a teakettle works nicely). Pour the water about midway up the jars.
Place the quilt on the sluggish cooker and cook dinner on excessive for 1 hour to 1 hour quarter-hour. The cheesecakes will puff barely. They’ll be set across the edges and have only a slight wobble within the heart after they’re carried out.
Take away the jars utilizing a canning jar lifter, or permit the jars to chill contained in the crock till the highest edges are cool sufficient to deal with. Take away to a countertop and allow them to cool barely at room temperature. Switch them to a baking sheet and refrigerate them till set, about 2 hours. The cheesecake will sink down just a little bit and grow to be concave with refrigeration. This makes just a little extra room for any toppings you’d like so as to add earlier than lidding.
The un-topped cheesecakes will hold for as much as every week within the fridge. Or, freeze them for as much as 3 months. Enable them to thaw within the fridge in a single day.
Toppings: The video within the weblog publish gives you some concepts for toppings, however the sky’s the restrict! In case you’re brief on time, use ready jarred jams and sauces that require no further prep. Strawberry jam, dulce de leche, and lemon curd are all glorious toppers. When you’ve got extra time, my spiked chocolate sauce makes a scrumptious topper, or make a fast compote (this cranberry-orange sauce could be nice across the holidays!). Recent berries and whipped cream are additionally actually nice toppers.