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The classic cheesecake jar, but with extra protein! Featuring a smooth vanilla-flavoured filling over a graham cracker crust, topped with E.D. Smith Cherry Pie Filling for a balanced and protein-rich dessert.

Approximate Macros per Jar: 

  • Calories: 350 cal
  • Protein: 16 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams


Prep Time: 20 minutes 

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes 

Cooling Time: 4 hours hrs

Total Time: 5 hours hrs 50 minutes 

Servings: 5 jars

Calories: 350kcal


For the Crust:

  • 57 grams butter melted (approximately ¼ cup)
  • 150 grams graham cracker crumbs approximately 1¼ cup
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the Filling:

  • 226 grams cream cheese (one 8 ounce brick) room temperature
  • 50 grams sugar (¼ cup)
  • 120 grams Greek yogurt (½ cup) room temperature
  • 120 grams cottage cheese (½ cup) room temperature
  • 30 grams protein powder (1 scoop) vanilla flavour
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • ½ can E.D. Smith Cherry Pie Filling


  • Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).

Prepare Crust:

  • In a bowl, mix melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt until well combined.
  • Spoon 2 scoops of the crust mixture into each jar and press down lightly to form the crust.
  • Pre-bake the jars in the preheated oven for 10 minutes while preparing the filling.

Prepare Filling:

  • In a blender, combine cream cheese, sugar, Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, protein powder, egg, and vanilla. Make sure your ingredients are room temperature, so they blend properly. Cold ingredients will be lumpy!
  • Blend until the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  • Divide the filling evenly among the 5 jars, filling them about 80% of the way up the sides.


  • Place the jars in a baking pan and add water to the pan for a water bath.
  • Bake the jars in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the oven and leave the jars in the oven for an additional 1 hour.
  • Remove the jars from the oven and refrigerate for about 4 hours to allow the cheesecakes to set.

Top with Cherries:

  • Once set, spoon a few scoops of E.D. Smith Cherry Pie Filling on top of each cheesecake.
  • Calories: 350 cal
  • Protein: 16 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 23 grams


  • Shelf Life: These protein cheesecake jars are best enjoyed within 3-4 days of preparation. The fresher, the better!
  • Storage: Store the cheesecake jars in the refrigerator to maintain their freshness and texture. The cold temperature helps the cheesecake set properly.
  • Room Temperature Enjoyment: While the cheesecakes should be stored in the fridge, for optimal flavour and texture, allow them to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before indulging. This brief period outside the fridge enhances the creaminess and brings out the full spectrum of flavours.


  • Sugar: Adjust the sugar content according to your taste preferences. You can use alternative sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or a sugar substitute.
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: Experiment with different crust options by using crushed digestive biscuits, oatmeal cookies, or almond meal for a gluten-free alternative.
  • E.D. Smith Cherry Pie Filling: Feel free to explore other fruit toppings such as fresh berries, peaches, or jams.

Omitting Protein Powder:

If you prefer not to use protein powder in your protein cheesecake jars, feel free to omit it from the recipe. Without the protein powder, each jar would have a slightly lower protein content (approximately 9 grams).

Jar Size Consideration:

For optimal results in making 5 protein cheesecake jars with consistent baking times, it’s crucial to use wide-mouth jars with a capacity of 250 mL each. This ensures that the portions are evenly distributed, and the baking time is standardized.

  • Smaller Jars: If using jars with a smaller capacity, such as 125 mL, it will yield more portions, and the bake time should be reduced accordingly.
  • Larger Jars: Conversely, using larger jars may result in fewer portions, and the bake time might need to be extended slightly. Monitor the baking process and adjust the time accordingly.

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