A clever way to repurpose an everyday item.

By Real Simple
Updated September 29, 2010
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Fill jars about three-quarters full with cheesecake mixture. Bake uncovered in a large baking dish, with enough hot water to reach three-quarters of the way up the jars, until set, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool and top with preserves, if desired. Refrigerate for at least two hours and up to three days.
James Wojcik

Give a sweet thank-you with individual desserts (cakes, even pies) in a jar. For cheesecake, fill jars about three-quarters full with cheesecake mixture. Bake uncovered in a large baking dish, with enough hot water to reach three-quarters of the way up the jars, until set, 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool and top with preserves, if desired. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.