I just have to say it. Cheesecake impresses people. If you’re having someone over for dinner, and you want to impress them, make cheesecake for dessert. Seriously. Cheesecake belongs to that group of food that are super easy to make, but really impress people. If you want to have the easiest most impressive meal ever, start with homemade soup or a salad with homemade dressing, add a roast chicken and make sure you make baked potatoes, and then end with this cheesecake. All these things are super easy. The whole meal will take about an hour to put together, tops. If you have a couple of helpers, you might get it done in half an hour. (or two hours, if your helper is 3 years old, like mine). The directions for the cheesecake is really “throw stuff in a blender, pour it in some jars, top with a cookie, bake and cool.” And honestly, it’s so good, you can forgo the whole soup and chicken thing and just give everybody oven fries and a handful of baby carrots and they will still think this is the most impressive meal ever because you made homemade cheesecake. In a jar. Yeah, buddy.
Some notes here:
Don’t put the lid on the jars when baking them. But you can put them on after they’ve cooled at room temperature. This makes it so handy to store or carry. Think Pot-Luck.
This recipe can be doubled, no problem. And you can’t have too much cheesecake, right?
The mini chocolate chips mostly stay at the bottom and make a sort of chocolate crust. They are not necessary to the recipe. If you don’t have chocolate chips, don’t sweat it.
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Spoon a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips into each of six 1 cup mason jars.
Mix cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and eggs in a blender until smooth
Pour into jars (this will fill them about half way)
Top with cookie. (I push it down into the cream cheese mixture and let it float to the top.)
Place jars in a baking dish and bake a 325 for 20-25 mins or until tops are set and lightly brown.
Cool completely (until you can safely touch the jars) and then place in the fridge to set for at least 4 hours.
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I'm a wife, mom of four, homeschooler and world traveler.
I've been gluten free for over 15 years and I share tips and recipes especially for gluten free beginners on know gluten.