Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert
When you need a treat, this Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is delicious and easy to make. And this tasty dessert is low-carb, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and even pretty South Beach Diet friendly for an occasional treat! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
It’s hard to believe that I’m just a few months shy of writing this blog for 12 years, and a lot has changed in those 12 years! For one thing I’m certainly a much better photographer than I used to be, so for years (and years and years) I’ve been updating favorite recipes from the past with new photos.
This Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert
was buried back in the archives, in a post that originally had two cheesecake recipes
that I posted for a blogging event, back in the day when blogging was a lot more gentle and less competitive! I really liked both those recipes and I’ve been thinking about updating them for quite a while now, but the original recipes contained artificial sweetener in both the cheesecake and the cherry topping, and that’s something I am much more cautious about using now.
But it’s partly the canned no-sugar-added cherry pie topping that makes this easy cheesecake so good, and when I couldn’t find one without artificial sweetener I ended up compromising with a blend of two natural no-calorie sweeteners for the cheesecake part and using a cherry topping with artificial sweetener. If you’re completely against artificial sweetener, I recommend topping it with some fresh berries instead of the cherry pie filling. Berries are one of the lowest carb fruits, and no matter which topping you use, this will still be pretty low in carbs.
One thing that hasn’t changed in all those years is my strong belief that everyone gets to make their own food choices. So if you do happen to be anti-artificial sweetener, definitely use whatever ingredients fit your personal beliefs, but no “foodie police” comments please. If you’d like to know more about low-carb sweeteners, The Complete Guide to Low-Carb Sweeteners
from my friend Libby is a good read.
Kara and I loved this when we tested the recipe, and it was also a hit with her kids; hope you will try it when you need a treat for a special occasion!
Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and let it soften a few hours if you can. Put the heavy cream into a bowl and beat with a hand beater
until it forms stiff peaks. In a separate bowl combine the softened cream cheese, Monkfruit Sweetener, Granulated Stevia, (or sweeteners of your choice) and vanilla. Beat together with the hand beater until it’s soft and ingredients are well combined. Then add the whipped cream to the bowl with the cream cheese mixture and use the beater on low to mix them together. Divide the mixture between 6 dishes and put in the fridge to chill for at least one hour.
I’m sure you can tell that I don’t make desserts all that often, but this would be nice for a special meal or a dinner where you’re having guest; enjoy!
Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert
(Makes 6 servings; recipe given to me by a teacher at school back in 2006, slightly adapted from Dr Atkins Quick and Easy New Diet Cookbook.)
12 ounces cream cheese, allow to soften at room temperature at least 1 hour
1 cup heavy cream
3 – 4 T Monk Fruit Sweetener (or other no-calorie sweetener of your choice; read here about why I like Monk Fruit Sweetener if it’s new to you)
2 T Stevia in the Raw Zero Calorie Granulated Sweetener (or other no-calorie sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp. vanilla extract or slightly more if you like a strong vanilla flavor
1 can No Sugar Added Cherry Pie Filling
Take cream cheese out of the fridge, unwrap, and place in a bowl on the counter for at least an hour to soften. Put the heavy cream into a different bowl and beat with hand beater
until it forms soft peaks.When the cream cheese has softened, use the same beater to combine it with the sweeteners and vanilla. (I recommend using a combination of two sweeteners for best flavor. I think different sweeteners vary quite a bit in sweetness, so I’d start with the smaller amount, taste it, and add more sweetener if desired.)
Beat whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, using low speed of electric mixer. Transfer mixture to 6 individual small ramekins or glass dishes and chill at least one hour.
When you’re ready to serve top each serving with No Sugar Added Cherry Pie Filling or fresh berries. (I only found 20 oz. cans of pie filling which was about 1/3 cup per cheesecake, but a smaller can would have been plenty.)
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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
If you use no-calories sweeteners and a no-sugar added pie filling like I did, this recipe will have about 10 carbs per serving, which is pretty low for a dessert like this. I’d consider this suitable as an occasional treat for most low-carb or low-glycemic eating plan, including the South Beach Diet (although heavy cream isn’t officially approved for South Beach).
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