2 hrs 30 mins
Bonnie G #2's Note:
This was sent to me by KAF and it looks like such fun, my family loves cheesecakes and this would be so easy. The description they give is: a simple and easy way to make individual servings of cheesecake that are perfectly portable. Your slow cooker is the key to creating the warm, moist environment that's best for baking cheesecakes. A hint they also supplied was "The slow cooker method works well for almost any cheesecake batter. Imagine a buffet of your favorite flavors, each in a perfect little jar!" Cheesecakes will stay fresh in their jars in the fridge for up to a week.
My Private Note
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- 1To make the crust: Blend together the graham cracker crumbs and sugar. Place 2 tablespoons in the bottom of each of seven 1/2-pint canning jars, such as Mason jars. Press down lightly. Set the jars aside.
- 2To make the batter: Place the softened cream cheese into the bowl of your mixer. Beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes, to aerate and remove any lumps. Be sure to scrape the bowl at least twice.
- 3Stop the mixer, scrape the bowl, and add the sugar and cornstarch. Beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes. Stop again, scrape, and add the vanilla, eggs, and cream. Beat for 2 more minutes on low speed.
- 4Prepare a 7- to 8-quart slow cooker for baking. Place the crust-filled jars into the pot. Fill each jar 3/4 full of cheesecake batter, taking care not to drip any down the outsides of the jars.
- 5Place the canning lid of each jar on lightly. This is to prevent water from dripping into the cheesecake while you fill the crock pot. Carefully pour warm water into the crock pot around the jars. The water level should come 3/4 of the way up the sides of the jars. When you're done pouring, remove the jar lids and set aside for later.
- 6Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours. All slow cookers are different, so the times may vary quite a bit. The cheesecakes are done when the centers are no longer jiggly or wobbly, and a knife inserted into the cake about 1/2" from the edge comes out clean.
- 7Turn off the slow cooker and allow the cheesecakes to rest for about 20 minutes to cool slightly before handling. Remove the jars and place on the counter to cool for another hour before sealing and placing in the fridge to chill for several hours, or overnight.
- 8To serve, simply open the jar, top with fresh berries, chocolate chips, hot fudge, or whipped cream, and dive in with a long-handled spoon. These are very rich cakes, so one jar will feed two people; or any leftovers can be refrigerated for serving later.
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Nutritional Facts for King Arthur Cheescake in a Jar
Serving Size: 1 (236 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 7
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 802.1
- Calories from Fat 494
- Total Fat 54.9 g
- Saturated Fat 30.6 g
- Cholesterol 224.3 mg
- Sodium 504.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 69.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
- Sugars 57.4 g
- Protein 10.8 g