This Strawberry Cheesecake features a creamy cheesecake on a graham cracker crust topped with fresh strawberry sauce. It’s an ideal low-carb treat to enjoy fresh berries this summer.

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Keto Cheesecake with Strawberry Sauce Recipe by Maebells

One of the best things about a basic cheesecake is that you can try out tons of seasonal toppings! For this recipe, we wanted to use up some bright, super flavorful, homegrown strawberries! The strawberry sauce and whipped cream topping add the perfect blend of tastes and textures to transform this easy dessert into a company-worthy star of the hour!

If you enjoy meal prepping, keto cheesecakes are a great dessert option for you! Making them ahead of time helps ensure the top stays smooth and crack-free, and frozen cheesecakes can last 1-2 months! Make a few during your prep day and freeze the extras to ensure you have an easy offering for every event coming up this summer!

Ingredients Needed for This Recipe

As always, this is a quick overview of the ingredients you will need for the full recipe and instructions just keep scrolling:

  • Almond flour
  • Pecans
  • Butter
  • Confectioners Monkfruit sweetener
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Strawberries
Strawberry-Sauce

How to Make a Low-Carb Cheesecake Recipe

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix almond flour, crushed pecans, butter, and monkfruit sweetener. Press onto the bottom of a parchment paper-lined 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese monkfruit sweetener with an electric mixture until well combined. Add sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run a knife around the rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  5. Just before serving top with the strawberry sauce and fresh whipped cream. 

How to Store Strawberry Cheesecake

Simply store any leftovers, if you have any, in the refrigerator to keep your cheesecake fresh and moist. Covering with plastic wrap or foil will help to keep it from drying out; nobody likes a dry cheesecake!

Your cheesecake can be stored in this way for up to one week. A top tip for storing your cheesecake is to transfer it back to the pan when you are ready to store it and cover the surface of the pan with foil or plastic wrap. This will prevent any marks on the surface of your delicious dessert.

You Can Freeze a Keto Strawberry Cheesecake

You can store it in the freezer for 1-2 months. Before you freeze your cheesecake, ensure that it has cooled to room temperature. Simply thaw before serving. 

First, freeze it on a baking sheet until firm and then wrap in foil before returning to the freezer for storage. When you’re ready to thaw your cheesecake simply place it in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours with the covering loosened or at room temperature for 4-6 hours.

Tips for the BEST Keto-Friendly Strawberry Cheesecake

If you want your cheesecake to go above and beyond all expectations, We have some fabulous tips for you to ensure that your cheesecake is top-tier!

Don’t over mix your batter. 

Make sure you do not over-beating the cheesecake batter. This creates too many air bubbles which cause the cheesecake to puff out during baking and crack during cooling. Nobody wants a crack-filled cheesecake!

However, If you do happen to beat the cheesecake a little too vigorously, remember that you can let it rest for about five minutes before pouring it into the pan. This will allow most of the air bubbles to rise to the surface.

Do you need a water bath?

Cheesecakes like a hot humid environment, instead of baking in a water bath and risking water leaking through your pan you can place a separate dish of water in the oven as the cheesecake cooks to achieve the same goal. Although, this is not essential, it does help create a cheesecake that doesn’t have cracks.

Chill it properly.

Allowing your cheesecake plenty of time to cool will help it to remain free of cracks. I tend to bake a cheesecake the day before it is required to make sure it can cool down completely to room temperature before refrigerating.

Don’t overcook this dessert strawberry. 

One of the most frequently asked questions I get when it comes to strawberry cheesecake, other than how to prevent cracks, is how do you test when it is done. Well, the best test is by its appearance. The edges of the cheesecake should be set, with a pool in the center of 2-3 inches.

The cake should look like it has puffed out a little but should barely be beginning to brown. Opening the oven to keep checking your cheesecake will only cause more cracks so try to keep your hands off!

Other recipes you might like to try: Low Carb Taco Tomatoes Recipe, Keto Traditional Beef Stew Recipe, Paleo Dairy-Free Cornbread Recipe

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Keto Strawberry Cheesecake

This strawberry cheesecake is a stunner! It's an ideal low-carb treat to enjoy fresh berries this summer. Let's start cooking it!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 slice cheesecake
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Keto Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ¾ cup crushed pecans
  • 5 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp Monkfruit sweetener

For the Vanilla Cheesecake

  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioners Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Low Carb Strawberry Sauce

  • cups chopped strawberries, stems removed
  • ¼ cup confectioners Monkfruit Sweetener
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional, but helps to brighten the strawberry flavor)

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix almond flour, crushed pecans, butter and monkfruit sweetener. Press onto the bottom of a parchment paper lined 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat cream cheese monkfruit sweetener with an electric mixture until well combined. Add sour cream and vanilla extract; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.
  • Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 min. or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
  • To make the strawberry sauce: combine the sliced strawberries, monkfruit sweetener, vanilla extract (and lemon juice if using) in a small sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer, while stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce the heat to medium to a light simmer (not a rolling boil) for 10 minutes, stirring and mashing the strawberries as they cook. The berries will reduce and the mixture will thicken.
  • Cook for another 5-10 minutes until the strawberries have reached your desired consistency. Cool the strawberry mixture completely before serving.
  • Just before serving top with the low carb strawberry sauce.

Notes

Notes:
You can apply the same method to make the strawberry sauce for other berries such as raspberries, blueberries, or a mixture. Just keep in mind the nutritional information will be different.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 469 | total Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 297mg | Carbohydrates: 7g | Net Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 2.7g | Protein: 10g
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