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RECIPE: LOW Carb Cheesecake

We all love desserts this time of year, we at least we do. Most desserts however, are really high in sugars! So we thought, while we all want to still enjoy those, why don’t we give you a lower calorie option dessert to make and enjoy for yourself, or take to some dinner party. That way you can enjoy something sweet, and leave some room for those other high density desserts.

The recipe we have for you is a LOW Carb Cheesecake. We’ve tried it a couple of times and it really is tasty!

Here’s what you’ll need:

32 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup sugar substitute, use a heat resistant brand

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

4 eggs

1 egg yolk

3 tablespoons sour cream

Now here’s how to make it:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F

With an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese and sugar substitute at slow to medium speed, scraping sides often. Add all other ingredients except eggs. When completely mixed (with no lumps), add the eggs and egg yolk, one at a time, beating very slowly.

When eggs are incorporated, do not mix any more. Over-mixing the eggs is a contributing cause of cracked cheesecakes. (The leading cause of cracking is over-cooking, so don't believe anyone who tells you it is normal for a cheesecake to be cracked; it isn't.) Always treat the batter gently.

Pour the mixture into a springform pan. Place the pan on a very large piece of aluminum foil, and fold the foil up around the pan to create a watertight barrier around the cheesecake. Then place the barrier pan in an even larger pan and fill the larger pan halfway with water. This is called a water bath. It is a gentler way to cook the cheesecake.

Place the entire water bath containing the cheesecake in the oven. Cook for 1 hour at 300 F then reduce heat to 200 F for 1 more hour. Turn the oven off and leave cheesecake in until the oven is completely cool. The cheesecake can even be left overnight at this point. Cracks can also occur when a cheesecake cools too quickly.

There you have it!!! Comment below and let us know how you like the recipe!

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