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Red White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

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These adorable Red White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar are layered with strawberries, blueberries, and a creamy vanilla no-bake cheesecake, topped with whipped cream, more berries, and graham cracker crumbs! These are not only adorable looking they are delicious. Who doesn’t love a good red white and blue dessert?!

Red White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

You can skip all the fuss of cheesecake and still have all of the flavors with these No-Bake Cheesecakes in a jar! Jar cheesecake recipes don’t require any cooling or baking time, and you don’t need to bother with a water bath.

Red White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

Everyone that reads my blog knows that I love an easy dessert that requires no trips to the grocery store especially ones where I don’t need to turn on my oven at all! Try my Cherry Delight for another no-bake dessert recipe. 

Red White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

What do I need to get started?

For the graham cracker crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs. I used the ones that already come as crumbs in a box, but you can take graham cracker sheets and blitz them in the blender or smash them up with a rolling pin!
  • Brown sugar.
  • Melted butter.

For the Cheesecake filling: 

  • Heavy cream. This must be heavy cream or whipping cream and it cannot be replaced – this is what will give the cheesecake its structure.
  • Powdered sugar.
  • Full fat cream cheese softened to room temperature. You want the blocks of cream cheese, not the whipped stuff that goes on bagels.
  • Granulated sugar. 
  • Sour cream. This adds a creamy lightness to the cheesecake!
  • Vanilla extract. I always use pure vanilla.
  • Blueberries and strawberries. You can use raspberries or blackberries as well, as long as they’re red and blue!
  • Whipped cream and more graham cracker crumbs, for topping.

How to make No-Bake Mason Jar Cheesecakes

Start off with the graham cracker crust. In a small bowl, mix together the crumbs, the brown sugar, and the melted butter. The mixture should resemble wet sand.

Take a spoon of the graham cracker mixture and place it in the bottom of the mason jar. Gently press down to flatten it (I used the bottom of a wooden spoon to do this). 

Then you whip up your heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. I used a handheld electric mixer for this, but you can use a stand mixer as well. I do not recommend doing it by hand unless you have a LOT of elbow grease :). Mix until stiff peaks form and then set aside.

Again using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and granulated sugar until it is smooth and lump free. This will take about 2-3 minutes.

Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix until just incorporated.

Take the whipped cream and gently fold half of it into the cream cheese mixture. Once that is fully incorporated, fold in the remaining half.

Using a spoon or a piping bag, layer ¼ cup of the cheesecake mixture onto the graham cracker crust.

Add a layer of blueberries on top of the cheesecake mixture.

Pipe another ¼ cup of the cheesecake mixture on top of the blueberries. Take chopped strawberries and top the cheesecake mixture. 

You can decorate with more freshly whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs or serve as is. These only need one hour in the fridge to fully set up and then they are ready to enjoy!

Red White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

Storage and Freezing

These No-Bake Mason Jar Cheesecakes can be stored covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.

They can be frozen for up to 3 months in a freezer-safe container. Just thaw overnight before serving.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Use mini mason jars to make adorable mini cheesecakes!
  • Change up the fruits and toppings to make this dessert for any season. You can try raspberry and shaved chocolate for Valentine’s Day or blackberries for a bit of extra bittersweet flavor.
  • Add lemon juice and zest to transform this cheesecake into something brand new!
  • This recipe can easily be halved or doubled to suit your needs.
Red White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

Red White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These adorable Red White and Blue No-Bake Cheesecake In A Jar are layered with strawberries, blueberries, and a creamy vanilla no-bake cheesecake, topped with whipped cream, more berries, and graham cracker crumbs! These are not only adorable looking they are delicious. Who doesn't love a good red white and blue dessert?!

Ingredients

  • For the cheesecake base:
  • 2 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 4 8oz blocks full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • Optional topping: whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs
  • For the graham cracker crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Instructions

    For the cheesecake:

  1. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, whisk together the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar until it is smooth and lump free. Add the sour cream and vanilla and beat until the mixture is fully incorporated.
  3. Take half of the whipped cream mixture and fold it into the cream cheese mixture until it is fully incorporated. Take the remaining half of the whipped cream mixture and fold that in as well.

For the graham cracker crust:

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter until it resembles the consistency of wet sand.

To assemble cheesecakes:

  1. Take a tbsp of the graham cracker mixture and place it in the bottom of a mason jar. Lightly press so a crust forms.
  2. Using a spoon or a piping bag, layer ¼ cup of the cheesecake mixture onto the graham cracker crust. Add a layer of blueberries on top of the cheesecake mixture. Pipe another ¼ cup of the cheesecake mixture on top of the blueberries. Take chopped strawberries and top the cheesecake mixture. 
  3. Let set up in the fridge for at least 1 hour. 
  4. Optional: Swirl some whipped cream on top, and top with more strawberries and blueberries. Sprinkle on some crushed graham crackers. Serve chilled.

Notes

Yields: 12 standard mason jar cheesecakes

Assembled cheesecakes can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Cheesecakes can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. Set on the counter overnight to thaw before serving.

This recipe can easily be halved or doubled to adjust for your serving needs.

You can change out the fruits used to make these mason jar cheesecakes for any season.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 730Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 34gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 164mgSodium: 444mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 8g

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Mort

Friday 6th of May 2022

Melissa. It looks like you used PINT mason jars. you might indicate that, if so. Looks good. We will be attending a 4th birthday party so think I will make these. I will do a few Sugar free as it will be needed for a few. thanks.

Melissa

Friday 6th of May 2022

Yes, they are pint sized mason jars. I hope you have a wonderful time at the party!

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