Cheesecake with Homemade Strawberry Sauce - Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free
This smooth and creamy cheecake has an elegant touch of strawberry sauce over the top. It tastes every bit as good as traditional cheesecake!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
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 into a 9" 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 60-70 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.
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.
Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g