Cheesecake in a Jar


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

Prep Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
6 jars


  • 6 pecan shortbread cookies (such as Keebler® Sandies), finely crushed

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 6 (1/2 pint) canning jars with lids

  • 12 ounces sliced fresh strawberries

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup heavy cream, whipped


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

    close up view of strawberry Cheesecake in small Jars
    Allrecipes Magazine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

413 Calories
29g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 413
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 196mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 35mg 177%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 153mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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