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Cute little mason jars. Crushed graham crackers. Mascarpone cheese. Blueberry jam. Done.

OK, you need a few more ingredients like whipped cream, sugar, butter and a hint of vanilla. Then you’re done.

I couldn’t leave my family on a holiday weekend without any dessert. I quickly threw these together and put them in the refrigerator as a surprise for my family. I’ll probably have to let them know that there’s a treat waiting for them …

Blueberry Cheesecake Jars

blueberry cheesecakeMakes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 full graham crackers
  • 4 tbs butter, melted
  • 3 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 8-oz mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 4 tbs blueberry jam
  • Whipped cream, for garnish

What you do:

  • In processor, pulse first 3 ingredients until moist crumbs form.
  • Divide among 4 mason jars and press onto bottom.
  • In mixer bowl whisk with whisk attachment, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently scoop into lg bowl.
  • Switch to paddle attachment and beat mascarpone, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla until smooth.
  • Fold in half of the whipped cream.
  • Add remaining whipped cream.
  • Stir in blueberry jam.
  • Fold until filling is light and fluffy.
  • Pour filling into each jar.
  • Top with a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Serve chilled.

 

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