Cheesecake with Homemade Strawberry Sauce – Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free

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This cheesecake is as decadent as it is beautiful!  I made this for my mother (also on Keto), at her request, since she is visiting us from out of state.  Well I knew I had to make it special and it turned out amazing!!  I added an elegant touch with the strawberry sauce hearts, but you can skip that step if you’d like and just drizzle it over the top, once it’s cooled and set.

Ingredients

For the Crust

2 cups super fine almond flour

1/4 cup grass-fed unsalted butter, melted

1 whole egg

1/4 cup swerve confectioners (or powdered erythritol)

1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Filling

32 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

4 eggs

3/4 cup swerve confectioners

3/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon lemon zest

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Homemade Strawberry Sauce (see recipe here)

Preparation

To Make the Crust

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Add the almond flour, butter, egg, swerve confectioners and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor and mix until a dough is formed.

Place the dough in the springform pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray,  and press out.

Prick the dough with a fork and cover with parchment paper and either pie weights or dried beans.

Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool slightly.

To Make the Filling

Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix for 2 minutes.

Add the eggs one at a time, with the mixer running, then add the swerve slowly.

Add in the vanilla, sour cream and lemon zest.

Continue mixing for 2 minutes until well combined.

Wrap several layers of aluminum foil around the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Pour the batter into the crust and place the pan inside a larger pan with high sides.

*Optional: Dollop the Strawberry Sauce (or you can use seedless Keto friendly jam) around the top in a circle.

Drag a wooden skewer through the center of each circle, making heart shapes.

If you prefer, you can drizzle the Strawberry Sauce (click here for the recipe) over the top of the cooked and chilled cheesecake instead.

Pour boiling water half way up the sides of the cheesecake pan, then bake for 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Remove from the oven and you should have a slight jiggle in the cheesecake.  Run a knife around the edges to loosen the cheesecake.  Turn off the oven and slightly crack the door open.  Leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool for another 60 minutes.

cheesecake keto low carb

Allow to cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.  Then cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until completely set and there is no more jiggle.

cheesecake keto low carb

cheesecake keto low carb

cheesecake keto low carb

Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce - Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free

Makes 12 Servings

Macros: Fat 38 grams – Protein 12 grams – Carbs (net) 5 grams


Cheesecake with Homemade Strawberry Sauce - Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

This cheesecake is as decadent as it is beautiful!  I made this for my mother (also on Keto), at her request, since she is visiting us from out of state.  Well I knew I had to make it special and it turned out amazing!!  I added an elegant touch with the strawberry sauce hearts, but you can skip that step if you'd like and just drizzle it over the top, once it's cooled and set.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 8
Ingredients
For the Crust
  • 2 cups super fine almond flour
  • 1/4 cup grass-fed unsalted butter melted
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 cup swerve confectioners or powdered erythritol
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Filling
  • 32 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup swerve confectioners
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preparation
To Make the Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add the almond flour, butter, egg, swerve confectioners and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor and mix until a dough is formed.
  3. Place the dough in the springform pan that has been sprayed with nonstick spray,  and press out..
  4. Prick the dough with a fork and cover with parchment paper and either pie weights or dried beans.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, then allow to cool slightly.
To Make the Filling
  1. Add the cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer and mix for 2 minutes.  Add the eggs one at a time, with the mixer running, then add the swerve slowly.  Add in the vanilla, sour cream and lemon zest.  Continue mixing for 2 minutes until well combined.
  2. Wrap several layers of aluminum foil around the bottom and up the sides of the pan.  Pour the batter into the crust and place the pan inside a larger pan with high sides.
  3. *Optional: Dollop the Strawberry Sauce (or you can use seedless Keto friendly jam) around the top in a circle.  Drag a wooden skewer through the center of each circle, making heart shapes.  If you prefer, you can drizzle the Strawberry Sauce (click here for the recipe) over the top of the cooked and chilled cheesecake instead.
  4. Pour boiling water half way up the sides of the cheesecake pan, then bake for 60-70 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and you should have a slight jiggle in the cheesecake.  Run a knife around the edges to loosen the cheesecake.  Turn off the oven and slightly crack the door open.  Leave the cheesecake in the oven to cool for another 60 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.  Then cover and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours or until completely set and there is no more jiggle.

 

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