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Low Carb Deserts - Life in Ketosis!

Updated on May 7, 2011

One of the great things about being on a low carb diet, is that you can eat sweets! However, you do have to make most anything acceptable yourself. The following are some great keto dessert recipes. These all have a very low amount of carbs and taste great!

Cheesecake!

For me cheesecake is a must!  I love it and it can be low carb friendly.  My favorite thing about this dessert is that you have options.  You can either have just the cheesecake filling, which is only about 2 carbs per slice.  You can have it with crust but without toppings, which is 3.5 carbs.  Finally, you can have it with crust and topping for 6 carbs a slice.  If you want to do a topping, I suggest sugar-free jam or fresh fruit, because these things have the least amount of carbs.  Also, use sparingly. 

Begin with the pie crust. 

This particular pie crust is very easy to make.  There are three ingredients and a short cooking time. 

What you will need:

·         1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or almond flour

·         3 tablespoons melted butter

·         Artificial sweetener equal to 3 tablespoons sugar

How to make the crust:

Preheat the oven to 350 F.  First, melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.  You should only need to have it in there for about 20 seconds.  Add the almond meal to a 9 inch pie pan (try to get as close to this size as possible).  Add the butter and sweetener and form crust to pan with fingers.

Bake for about 10 minutes just until the crust is begins to brown. After 8 minutes, check every minute or so, because once it starts to brown it goes quickly and you don’t want to burn it. 

On to the filling.

What you will need:

·     The pie crust you just made

·         10 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

·         2 tsp vanilla extract

·         1 tsp lemon juice

·         zero-carb sugar substitute equal to about ½ cup sugar (or to taste)

·         1 cup heavy cream

How to make the crust:

 Combine cream cheese, vanilla, lemon juice, and sugar substitute very well in a large mixing bowl.  In a second bowl, whip the heavy cream to peaks.  Mix a little over half of the whipped cream in with the cream cheese mixture first, then slowly mix the rest.  Spread the whole mixture into the crust and put into the refrigerator for 2-3 hours.    

This recipe makes about 8 servings.

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      disappointed 

      2 years ago

      what about the topping?

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Fab recipe and hard to believe it is good for dieters,. Thanks

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      chasemillis 

      7 years ago

      Omg all the food pictures on Hubpages look amazing! There's too much to make. I like the way you organized your info! Nice and easy to read, voted UP!

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      Pollyannalana 

      7 years ago from US

      Wow now we love some good recipes! Voted you up, welcome to hubs! Polly

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