Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

Since it’s finally starting to feel like spring, these Mini No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes In A Mason Jar, are the perfect little treat.  They’re great topped with fresh berries, and portable enough to bring on a spring picnic, weekend adventure, or enjoy for a backyard bbq.

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

One of my family’s favourite activities this time of year, after feeling cooped up all winter, is to get outside for a walk.  We’re fortunate to have lots of great trails near by, and a few friendly farms.  I have some great childhood memories of visiting my uncle’s farm as a little girl, and being excited about feeding the animals, and seeing all the cute little baby animals being born in the spring.  We love visiting our local farmers market, buying fresh seasonal items, and supporting local farmers.  Did you know Gay Lea is a co-operative owned by 1,200 farm families in Ontario?  That’s a lot of local cows, and that’s a lot of great dairy products #BornOnTheFarm

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

Mason jars are the perfect serving piece for these little individual cheesecakes -cute, mini size, easy to serve and eat, and portable for spring adventures!

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

You could make these cheesecakes in any flavour, since the fruit topping is just jam.  I chose blackberry jar for mine this time, but any favourite jam flavour would be great…I’m thinking cherry, raspberry, or how about mango?  The skies the limit.

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar


  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp Gay Lea Salted Butter
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • 300 mL sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • blackberry jam
  • Gay Lea Real Whipped Cream
  • fresh blackberries


  1. Melt the Gay Lea Butter and combine well with the graham cracker crumbs. Use a spoon and divide the crumb mixture between 12 -4oz. Mason Jars, and then press the crumbs down to create the cheesecake base.
  2. Next, combine the cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and vanilla in a stand mixer, beating until the mixture is smooth and thoroughly combined.
  3. Divide the cream mixture between the 12 mason jars. Refrigerate the mason jars, until the cheesecake is set.
  4. Once the cheesecake is set, and able to support the jam topping, spoon about a teaspoon over the cheesecakes. Don't use too much, since jam is sweeter than pie topping which is usually used as a cheesecake topping. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  5. Just before serving, top each cheesecake with some Gay Lea Real Whipping Cream, and add a fresh berry. Enjoy!

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

The perfect finish to these sweet little cheesecakes right before you serve them is some Gay Lea whipped cream, and a fresh berry!

Mini No-Bake Berry Cheese Cake In A Mason Jar -the perfect cute, portable, easy treat!

With Mini No-Bake Berry Cheesecakes in a Mason Jar, life really is a party!

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  1. I remember visiting a farm as a child and they let me collect some of the eggs that the chickens laid.

  2. Juliee Fitze says:

    I’m eating healthier so I bake my own crackers each week, make my own dressings and dips.

  3. ivy pluchinsky says:

    my favorite farm memory is riding the horses and pony! so much fun.

  4. Jennifer C says:

    Picking Rocks. Not fun!

  5. Every day is an awesome memory, as I live on a farm. The best things has got to be babies.

  6. Spring babies, the best. Thanks Joni.

  7. Not fun at all. One happy memory of picking rocks for me though…thermos’ of cold lemonade in the field. Hope there was some lemonade in your rock picking too Jennifer. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Such a great memory, thanks Ivy.

  9. Great memory, and yummy. 😉 Thanks for sharing Josh.

  10. Visiting, playing in the hay and seeing all the animals

  11. Sounds like some great memories Maria, thanks for sharing.

  12. michelle matta says:

    these friends of my parents had a farm after they moved away from our hometown. we visited and i have a handful of good memories from there. the barn kittens, their horse, their german shepherds (so alot of animal memories) and then its the first time i fell in love with homemade strawberry jam. i was like 12 and my mom made it every year after that until i took over and still make it for everyone yearly.

  13. Love that Michelle, and happy jam making!

  14. angela marriott says:

    Going to my aunts and playing in the old barn or on the round bales of hay in the field with my siblings.

  15. Such a great memory Angela, thanks for sharing!

  16. My favourite thing to bake is chocolate fudge cupcakes.

  17. I grew up on a farm and one of my favourite memories is raising chickens with my sister.

  18. Belinda McNabb says:

    my favorite farm memory was from when I was a kid. My uncle and aunt owned a farm and we did a big family reunion there. Complete with a hay ride and then a bonfire!

  19. I try to bake a lot of healthy muffins and stuff, but cake is my favourite 🙂

  20. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love to bake banana bread!

  21. Karla Sceviour says:

    My favorite farm memory is visiting the farms when I was a kid.

  22. I like making muffins

  23. I like baking cake. It is my favourite thing to bake.

  24. Cake pops:)

  25. Brenda Penton says:

    I love to bake cheesecake.

  26. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite farm memory is going to a dairy farm with my grandmother when I was young. We got to watch the cows make their way to the milking area and they passed us along the way. My grandmother would pat each one as they passed.

  27. i like to bake cookies

  28. i grew up on a dairy farm, so my whole childhood is based on memories of the farm! There was lots of work, but also lots of play, too!

  29. I love baking banana bread !

  30. I grew up in on a farm in Europe, my favorite was feeding my ducks

  31. My favourite farm memory is from when I volunteered at a local Organic farm two years ago in exchange for farm fresh organic produce. I also got to take home some perennials including raspberry canes!

  32. I love to ‘bake’ cheesecake – this recipe looks soooo divine!

  33. I love baking cookies

  34. ivy pluchinsky says:

    my favorite thing to bake is cupcakes

  35. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love baking cookies

  36. LOVE to bake cakes, cupcakes, muffins and banana breads for my family!

  37. Florence C says:

    I love to bake cheesecake and pies.

  38. Florence C says:

    My best farm memories was feeding pigs and chicken.

  39. missbobloblaw says:

    I love baking cookies.

  40. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love baking cheesecakess

  41. I love making muffins

  42. I never spent much time on farms, but I always love feeding the pigs and getting to travel the property via hay ride.

  43. Nothing better than a hay ride, thanks for sharing Amber.

  44. ginette4 says:

    I remember as a young girl going to my grand parents farm..we loved playing in the barn it was filled with hay..we would jump in the hay for hours

  45. What a great memory, and then there was all that hay in your hair after, lol. Sweet memory thanks for sharing.

  46. Diana Powell says:

    As a child we spent our summers on a farm . So many wonderful memories . I think my favourite is picking strawberries with my grandfather.

  47. Diana Powell says:

    I love baking spice cake in the fall.

  48. Lushka Smith says:

    I liked to sit high up on the tractor at uncle’s farm.

  49. My favorite farm memory is going on a field trip in first grade to a huge farm and learning all about how it worked.

  50. Amy Heffernan says:

    My fav farm memory is feeding the horses!

  51. Bailey Dexter says:

    I was about five and we went to a friends farm, I remember see all the farm cats playing in the barn around the cows. I was surprised at how neither of them even knew we were there!

  52. Shoot I think I messed up my rafflecopter entries for pinterest and Instagram. Instagram account @a_m_rs and pinterest for sure I put your link in but mine is

  53. Nicole Jubleew says:

    My favourite farm memory is my first time riding a horse. Such a great experience.

  54. Thanks Marie, no problem.

  55. my favourite memory is going to a sugar farm, riding a sleigh ride, touring how to make syrup and of course eating home made syrup on snow.

  56. Valerie Mallette says:

    My favourite farm memory is picking corn with my family.

  57. sabina Edwards says:

    ok I’d prob eat 6 of those jar things lol

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