Kalyn's Kitchen

Low-Sugar Raspberry Cheesecake with Pecan Crust

(This is an old recipe that has been removed from my site. The recipe did have a few fans, so I am leaving the printer-friendly version here so people can still find the recipe.)

Makes about 8-10 servings


  • 1 cup pecans, ground in food processor
  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine, to rub pie plate (you will not use it all)
  • 2 pkg. (8 oz. each ) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of your choice (or a bit more if you want a sweeter cheesecake)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 10 oz. pkg. frozen raspberries without added sugar (Check the label to see that it says only raspberries, nothing else. Could also use fresh fruit.)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Put pecans into bowl of food processor or mini-chopper and pulse until ground but still a bit chunky.
  3. Rub pie plate with a thick layer of butter or margarine, then sprinkle in pecans and spread around with your fingers so the bottom and sides of the pie plate are evenly covered.
  4. Thaw raspberries overnight in the refrigerator or use microwave to thaw.
  5. Drain raspberries and discard the juice.
  6. Put cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla in a medium sized bowl, and use electric beaters to combine, then add eggs one at a time, and beat until mixture is smooth. (It’s important that the cream cheese is at room temperature or this will be very difficult.)
  7. Gently fold in raspberries, being careful not to over-mix or the mixture will turn completely pink.
  8. Spoon batter over the nut crust and spread around evenly with rubber scraper.
  9. Bake cheesecake 35-45 minutes, or until center feels firm to the touch.
  10. Allow to cool, then chill several hours or overnight before serving.
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    22 Comments on “Low-Sugar Raspberry Cheesecake with Pecan Crust”

  1. I'm assuming you replaced the Splenda with Xylitol? I've never used that as a sweetener because I'm sensitive to those kinds of issues. My current sweetener of choice is Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener, and I also like Swerve. You might try those if you don't want to use Splenda.

  2. I made this yesterday and it was delicious. Unfortunately it really messed up my digestion, and the effects lasted into the next day. I assume that's because of the xylitol, known for causing gas and diarrhea. It's the first time I've used it in cooking and it clearly doesn't aqree with me.