I know it seems crazy to consider, but it is actually possible to make a cheesecake (that most indulgent of deserts) with only 2 grams of carbohydrates per serving. The following recipe was proclaimed by my daughter Lauren (who is quite the Cheesecake lover) as “Yummy!” I think the almond-meal crust actually comes out better than a traditional graham cracker crust. The first time making this it might seem that it is complicated because of the two step process of baking the crust and then the cake, but the second time around it should seem much simpler. I also think the water bath might be intimidating to some, but really it turned out to not be that big a deal.
Each serving has 2 grams effective carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber, 6 grams protein, and 221 calories
|Prep time||30 minutes|
|Cook time||1 hour|
|Total time||1 hours, 30 minutes|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party|
- 2 cups Almond Meal
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 tablespoons sugar free equivalent (Stevia is recommended)
- 1 1/2lb Cream cheese
- 4 Eggs (Room temperature)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1 1/3 cup Sugar free equivalent (Stevia is recommended)
- 1/4 cup Sour cream
- 1 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
I would not recommend low fat variations on this recipe. Substituting low fat cream cheese, source cream and butter will leave the recipe markedly loose.