Blueberry Cheesecake In A Jar with Homemade Agave Granola

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Get ready for just enough sweetness, just enough tang, and the absolute perfect amount of creamy goodness. Because it's made in a jar, you can pop it in your purse (or a picnic basket!) and enjoy it later! Did I mention it's the healthiest version of cheesecake I've heard of to date?!

I might have figured out the key to life. I love love love cheesecake. And while there's probably no way to make it entirely healthy (I mean, cheese is in the name, and it requires a helluvalot of cream cheese and additional cream), I think I may have found the solution, here. Low fat cream cheese, half and half instead of heavy cream, and truvia in place of most of the sugar. There's still 1 tbsp of regular sugar, so feel free to omit that if you'd like, but I found that it added just the right amount of sweetness to combat the aftertaste that stevia products can occasionally have.

This recipe is delicious. I made it for Justin and I before going on a date night picnic to Wicker Park and found it to be the perfect treat. It's sweet, but not to sweet. Tangy, but not too tangy. And all together wonderful. Many of you asked for the recipe -- so here it is!

Blueberry Cheesecake In A Jar with Homemade Agave Granola

  • 2 Mason Jars
  • 1 Large Oven-Safe Pot
  • 1/4 cup Truvia or Stevia Extract Powder
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 Package Low Fat Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/8 cup Half and Half
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Granola (or use your own store bought granola, even crumble a honey and oats Nature Valley bar on top!)
  • Honey or Agave Nectar, for drizzling 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill a large pot of water half full. Be sure to use a pot that is oven-safe (you'll be putting the whole pot into the oven later) and fill it deep enough to cover half of your mason jars, once you add them.
  3. Combine sugar and cream cheese and mix together until smooth. 
  4. Add the egg and mix well until everything is the same color and consistency.
  5. Add half and half and vanilla and mix well.
  6. Take the boiling pot of water off of the heat. 
  7. Pour the mixture into the mason jars. This recipe should give you two 1/2 full jars, depending on the size of your jars. Screw on the tops and place them carefully into the pot of hot water so that they are standing up.
  8. Place the entire pot in the oven and bake for 22-26 minutes, or until the edges look firm.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool. Before serving, add a layer of homemade granola and blueberries. Drizzle with honey or honey-flavored agave nectar. Refrigerate until serving!

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