Perfect for summer picnics, this is a no-bake version of cheesecake in a portable jar with fresh strawberries.

RuthE

Recipe Summary

prep:
55 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 jars
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together cookie crumbs, butter, and 2 tablespoons sugar in a bowl until blended. Divide mixture evenly among jars (about 3 1/2 tablespoons each) and gently press (do not pack) into bottoms.

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  • Halve 6 strawberries for garnish, and set aside. Chop remaining strawberries.

  • Beat together cream cheese, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup sugar in bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Fold in whipped cream and chopped berries, and divide evenly among jars (about 1/2 cup each). Top each with a 2 berry halves and cover with lids. Chill at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

413 calories; protein 4.7g; carbohydrates 36.1g; fat 29.4g; cholesterol 83.4mg; sodium 195.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
I followed the cheesecake portion exactly, but used blackberries, blueberries, and golden kiwis. I added some strawberry sauce that I had made for another recipe and topped with more whipped cream. The cheesecake was so light and fluffy. It was surprisingly easy to make and everyone thought they were beautiful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2017
Great flavor but too runny. Read More
(3)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2016
I followed the cheesecake portion exactly, but used blackberries, blueberries, and golden kiwis. I added some strawberry sauce that I had made for another recipe and topped with more whipped cream. The cheesecake was so light and fluffy. It was surprisingly easy to make and everyone thought they were beautiful. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2019
When some cooks start their review by saying "if I could I would give this 10 stars..", I roll my eyes thinking, drama people. Well, I am one of those people now. I wish I could rate this more than 5 ! I made no changes and it was a such treat. I still have more than half a box of pecan shortbread cookies to use up. I will be making this again, soon for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2017
This is definitely a delicious and sweet day treat for anytime. I made the strawberry and it was fabulous. I then made it with lemon curd and was great also. I threw in a few blueberries with the lemon and got rave reviews. Thanks Ruth Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2017
OMG- if I could rate this 10 stars I would. I doubled the recipe and put it in 9 oz plastic tumblers for Happy Hour at the pool. It made 14 and the crowd went crazy over them. Thank you RuthE for this wonderful recipe! I did not change the basic recipe. The only thing I did was add 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp almond extract to the Heavy Cream when whipping it. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2016
I followed the directions exactly except had graham crackers crumbs so I used those for the crunchy bottom layer and used raspberries and Marion berries. I made it as a dessert for our Father's Day dinner and everybody raved. A delicious and easy recipe (and so cute in the tiny mason jars) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2016
This was crazy delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2017
So easy to make even if your teen ate all the strawberries earlier and you don't have a full block of cream cheese! I substituted strawberry jam, reduced the sugar just a tad, increased the lemon juice (only had bottled), and used pulverized graham crackers as the base. I shaved dark chocolate (one piece from a candy bar), on the tops before closing the lids and chilling. Will make this again, and maybe use fresh strawberries if my hungry teen doesn't eat them beforehand. Thanks! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2016
An amazing dessert...perfect for summer!!!! They would have licked the jar if their tongue would have reached that far :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2016
I added pineapples for added sweetness ant it turned out very good. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/08/2017
Great flavor but too runny. Read More
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