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Easy No-Bake Sugar-Free Cheesecake

Updated on October 7, 2014
Low Carb Cheesecake
Low Carb Cheesecake

Since I started to experiment with cupcakes and other sweet goodies last year, I have to admit that I've put on a few unwanted pounds. And how time flies when you're having fun because I didn't realize just how long I've been forgetting to keep my weight in check. It's not that I've gained a ginormous amount of weight - perhaps somewhere around 3-5 pounds - but that's a warning sign for me to get my weight back down to a healthy level.

So I've been back to eating foods that are lower in carbs since yesterday but lo and behold, my sweet tooth comes back with a vengeance, and I'm only on my second day! Still I kind of expected it as I'm no newbie to this way of eating and cravings must be controlled. So instead of gorging myself on sugary treats made with white flour and sugar, I whipped up this old standby.

My no-bake gluten-free no-sugar cheesecake is one of those things that help me stay on track. It's incredibly easy to make as there is minimal cooking involved ( does a minute in the microwave count? ) One taste of this cheesecake and you'll be wanting to eat the whole pie! Just make sure to share and you'll be fine. In fact, if you're on a low- carbohydrate eating plan, this makes a great light breakfast.

Some tips for best results

  • Make sure to soften your cream cheese at room temperature before using
  • Don't over whip the cream. You want it to be light and fluffy.
  • If you want to eliminate extra carbs, you can forego the fruits altogether.
  • You can use your favorite sweetener. I use Splenda as it's the only one available here.

  • Prep time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
  • Yields: 6

Ingredients

  • Base:
  • 1 cup almonds, coarsely ground
  • 3 packets sweetener
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 package cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup cream
  • 10 packets sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup berries
  • 2 packets sweetener

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a microwave.
  2. Add ground almonds and 2 packets sweetener to the butter.
  3. Pour almond mixture into a pie pan and press for an even surface. No need to get the mixture on the sides.
  4. Put in refrigerator for one hour.
  5. Beat the softened cream cheese for 1 minute until smooth.
  6. Whip the cream in a separate bowl until just before stiff peaks form.
  7. Add 10 packets of Splenda into the whipped cream.
  8. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese.
  9. Add lemon juice and zest and gently mix to combine.
  10. Take the pie pan out of the refrigerator and add the cream cheese mixture onto the top of the almond base.
  11. Smooth the top with a spatula.
  12. Microwave the berries for 1 minute.
  13. Add 2 packets of Splenda to the fruits and mix to combine.
  14. Spread the fruit mixture on top.
  15. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.
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The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

Although not strictly a low-carb cookbook, I find that the recipes in this book are so much more appealing. The great thing about this gluten-free cookbook is that anyone, dieting or not, will enjoy the creations that come out of this book. So whether you're living a gluten-free life, low-carbing or just trying to find a healthier alternative to the usual white flour/sugar goodies, I recommend checking this book out.

 

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      Merry Citarella 2 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Ok, you've convinced me. Time to start trying to bake sugar free. Looks great, and what a treat it would be to know it's healthier.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @stephenfleetwood: Good luck! You will definitely feel better and have more energy. Let me know how it goes. :)

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      stephenfleetwood 3 years ago

      I have recently started a gluten free diet, theses ideas are going to be a big help, THANKS

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      gottaloveit2 3 years ago

      This is an excellent choice if you're on the Atkins Diet plan. It's also 100% delicious - voice of experience here.

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      AlleyCatLane 3 years ago

      Definitely need to try this. Looks great!

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      I just had to bookmark this lens! Oh my it looks delicious!

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      Renee Dixon 3 years ago from Kentucky

      Sounds good! I'm eating cheesecake right now haha.

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      SteveKaye 3 years ago

      I've been adding ground nuts to oatmeal. Yum.

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      I'm really excited about the idea of your almond-based crust here - definitely, I'm trying this recipe. Almonds are so tasty, it's just kind of a bonus that they're so nutritious, too, and a great complement to the fresh flavour of the berries..

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      My kind of cheesecake. Yum! I need to knock off a few pounds myself. This will help.