Bourbon Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar

Holding a spoon of bourbon cherry cheesecake in a jar

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What’s better than Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar? Boozy Cheery Cheesecake in a Jar made WITHOUT baking! Decadent, dreamy and sweet, these no bake cheesecakes in a jar are the perfect and portable picnic or backyard BBQ dessert, and definitely for adults only.




No. 1 | Pour water into a saucepan and place the heat on high. Add the maple syrup, orange peel, cinnamon stick and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and stir in bourbon. Add cherries and mix. Allow the cherries to marinate in the liquid until it cools down, about 20 minutes.

No. 2 |  In a small bowl, mix together the graham crumbs and melted butter.

No. 3 | In a separate bowl add the mascarpone, ricotta, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and smooth.

No. 4 | To assemble, add two heaping tablespoons of graham crumbs to a 2 cup mason jar. Press down with your fingers or a shot glass. Add a spoonful of the cheese mixture and smooth out. Place a layer of cherries on the cheese, then top with a sprinkling of remaining graham crumbs. Top with remaining cherries. Screw on jar lids and place them in the fridge until cold.


Keywords: cherry recipe, easy dessert, dessert for picnic