Strawberry Poppy Seed Cheesecake Jars

Use these mini cheesecakes in a jar as an easy make-ahead dessert idea for your next gathering. It makes enough mini desserts to serve 12 and can be made and refrigerated up to three days before your party.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins


  • 9 vanilla sandwich cookies (Oreos®) or vanilla wafer cookies, crumbled

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

  • 8 ounce strawberries, hulled

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • Red food coloring (optional)

  • Mint leaves


  1. Divide cookie crumbs among twelve 4-ounce jars; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl beat together cream cheese, granulated sugar, and lemon juice with a mixer on medium until smooth; set aside. In another medium bowl beat heavy cream and powdered sugar with the mixer on medium until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture.

  3. In a blender puree strawberries until smooth. Stir strawberry mixture, poppy seeds, and food coloring (if using) into the cream cheese mixture. Divide mixture among jars. Cover each and chill at least 4 hours or up to 3 days.

  4. Top each jar with a few mint leaves to resemble a strawberry top before serving.

    Strawberry-Poppy Seed Cheesecake Jars

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
16g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 42mg 14%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11.1mg 56%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 85mg 2%
Folate, total 11.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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