Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

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Here I am again with one more portable dessert in a jar, Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars!  Pumpkin Cake JarsMint Cheesecake Jars, and Mocha Cheesecake Jars are just a few of our family’s favorites desserts in jars.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

And now we’ve got seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake in 1/2 pint wide mouth mason jars. Perfect for lunches, or portion control or just an interesting twist on dessert.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Pumpkin Pie in a Mason Jar

Pumpkin Cheesecake is actually BETTER and more loved by my family than regular old pumpkin pie. Yes, even the kid who hates cheesecake ate and loved this Pumpkin Cheesecake.

The fact that it was in a jar made it more fun to eat. And more fun to find in his lunch one day at school.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Portable Desserts

I’ve been packing kids lunches for 20 years now. I like to send a dessert once or twice a week in the form of a cookie or some sort of quick bread. Desserts in jars make a nice change. It’s a neat and clean way to send cake or pie to school.

What Size of Jar to Use For Cheesecake in Jars

I use wide mouth half pint jars for these, you could do regular mouth if you like. But GET FANCY with other pretty jars like these Weck Jars but be aware that those jars may not be spill proof in lunch boxes.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Pumpkin Desserts

Looking for more pumpkin desserts?? I’ve got them! Since I don’t care for Pumpkin Pie, or pie, in general, I’m always kind of looking for OTHER seasonal ways to use pumpkin. I like it in cake and cheesecake but also in drinks. 

I think my problem is with pie, not pumpkin. Check out all my other tasty Pumpkin Recipes!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars
Perfect cheesecake in little portable jars!
Yield: 6 servings

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

I love to make baked goods in jars, like my Pumpkin Cake Jars, Mint Cheesecake Jars, Mocha Cheesecake Jars and now Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars. They're SO easy to take along for desserts in lunches, they don't end up crushed and mangled, they travel really well. And I think the 1/2 pint wide mouth jars make the perfect size lunch dessert. Make these Mocha Cheesecake jars for lunches this week, your people will thank you!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


Crust Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3 TBSP Sugar

Cheesecake Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch ground allspice
  • pinch cloves
  • 2 eggs, room temperature


Graham Cracker Crust

  1. preheat oven to 325˚
  2. mix crumbs, melted butter, and 3 TBSP sugar together and press gently in the bottom of 6 half pint wide mouth jars, set aside

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. mix the cream cheese and the sugar together until well blended, then mix in the vanilla and pumpkin
  2. add the eggs one at a time blending well after each addition
  3. carefully divide evenly between the six prepared jars, I used a cookie scoop to get the batter in the jar without making much of a mess
  4. place jars in a baking pan and place in the oven
  5. pour water around the jars about halfway up the jars
  6. take out of the oven carefully and remove the jars from the baking pan
  7. bake for 30-32 minutes or until the top is set
  8. place on a cooling rack


  • this recipe calls for baking the cheesecakes in wide mouth half pint jars
  • they also need to be baked in a baking pan half filled with water

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 567Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 165mgSodium 439mgCarbohydrates 46gFiber 2gSugar 32gProtein 9g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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6 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars”

  1. I have been trying mason jar serving ideas. Made a Tres Leche Cupecake. Cut them in half and dropped bottom in jar and Leche then top part then Leche and top with whipped cream.

    These pumpkin heaven in a jar are next…


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