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Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping (Video)

Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping is a wonderful treat for a special occasion; serve with fresh berries on top if you prefer. 

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Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping on serving plate

Valentine’s Day hasn’t been on my radar this year because I just came home late last night from a 12 day trip to Panama and Costa Rica! And although I worked hard before I left on my trip to be sure there would be some new recipes for you while I was gone, I didn’t get far enough ahead to work on something that could be a new idea for Valentine’s Day.

Of course there’s a great round-up post on the site of The Best Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts, and if you want to make your Valentine a chocolate dessert that’s low in carbs, you can’t go wrong with any of those ideas. But I think this Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping would also be a perfect Valentine’s Day dessert so I’m reminding you about it for Friday Favorites this week.

What makes this a cherry cheesecake is the no-sugar added cherry pie filling (affiliate link). That product keeps this pretty low in carbs, but it does have artificial sweetener, so if you’re avoiding that just serve with some fresh berries on top. Or if you prefer a Cherry Cheesecake idea that’s even easier to make, check out Low-Carb No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert, which might be a fun Valentine’s Day idea for the whole family to enjoy!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

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How to make this recipe:

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  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Put softened cream cheese into a bowl and beat it until creamy with a hand mixer (affiliate link).
  3. Then add eggs, one at a time, beating between each one to combine.
  4. Add the Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link), sour cream, and lemon juice and beat again until smooth.
  5. Spray a 9 inch springform pan (affiliate link) pan or a 9 inch square glass casserole dish (affiliate link) with non-stick spray.
  6. Pour in the cheesecake batter and bake about 45 minutes, or until the center is just barely firm. (If you want to bake in a water bath, you can prevent those cracks, but it’s not something I was worried about!)
  7. When cheesecake is barely firm, let it cool for about 30 minutes; then cover with cling-wrap and chill in the fridge.
  8. Slice and serve with no-sugar added cherry pie filling (affiliate link), or serve with fresh berries if you prefer. 

Fantastic Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping found on KalynsKitchen.com

The no-sugar added cherry topping I used only adds about 6 carbs per serving when you cut the cheesecake into 8 servings, but it does contain a small amount of artificial sweetener. If you don’t want to use that I’d serve this with fresh berries on top for a low-carb dessert that’s really a treat!

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Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping on serving plate

Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping

Yield Makes 8 servings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

This Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping is a wonderful dessert when you need a treat!


  • three 8 oz. packages cream cheese
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup + 2 T granulated Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
  • 2 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice (see notes)
  • one 20 oz. can no-sugar added cherry pie filling or fresh berries for topping


  1. Take the cream cheese out of the fridge and let it come to room temperature at least an hour before you start making the cheesecake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/175 C.
  3. Put cream cheese into a bowl and use hand mixer (affiliate link) to blend cream cheese at low speed until smooth.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time and mix well between each.
  5. Add sour cream, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or  sweetener of your choice, and lemon juice and mix until smooth.
  6. Spray a 9 inch springform pan (affiliate link) or a 9 inch square glass casserole dish (affiliate link) with non-stick spray.
  7. Pour the batter into pan and bake about 45 minutes or until the center is just barely firm when pressed with your finger.
  8. Cool on the counter for about 30 minutes, then cover with cling-wrap and chill several hours before serving.
  9. Serve with 2 1/2 T no-sugar added cherry pie filling (affiliate link) or fresh berries spooned over the cheesecake.


Use whatever kind of sweetener you prefer. I find Monkfruit to taste less sweet than other sweeteners, so if you’re using another sweetener you may not need the additional 2 tablespoons of sweetener. I used my fresh-frozen lemon juice. 

Nutritional information is calculated using the no-sugar added cherry pie filling I used and zero net carbs for the sweetener.

This recipe adapted from Six Ingredients Or Less: Low-Carb Cookingby Carlean Johnson.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 20gUnsaturated Fat: 11.5gCholesterol: 192mgSodium: 326mgCarbohydrates: 12.5gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 8.9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Fantastic Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Made with approved sweetener and using a low-carb pie filling or fresh berries as a topping, this Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping should be okay for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans. It could be suitable for Phase 2 or 3 of the South Beach Diet if you use low-fat cream cheese and sour cream.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2006! It was last updated in 2021.

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    16 Comments on “Low-Carb Cheesecake with Cherry Topping (Video)”

  1. My husband adores cheesecake, I will have to bookmark this and surprise him one day! It looks so tasty with the juicy cherry topping.

  2. This Low Carb Cheesecake, and your No-Bake Cheesecake both sound delicious, easy to make, and perfect for Valentine’s Day, Everyone’s all about chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but we’ll seriously enjoy a good cheesecake, instead. I’m wondering if Neufrachel cheese would work ok in these recipes, in order to hold down the fat content. We don’t do Keto, but we try to eat low(er) carb & low fat. Thanks for your terrific recipes, which I can usually adopt to suit our way of eating 🙂

    • So glad you are enjoying the recipes. I confess I haven’t ever used Neufrachel Cheese, but I think it should work fine in this recipe.

  3. I made this over the weekend and while I overcooked mine (whoops) it was delicious! Really enjoyed that monk fruit sweetener. I made a cheesecake during the holidays with Splenda and hated the aftertaste. This was really good – not too sweet. I added a crust made with almond flour and butter, but otherwise followed your recipe. So good!

    • Hi Kimberly, so glad you liked the Monkfruit sweetener. I am sold on it now that I've made a few different things with it.

  4. Hi, your link to the cherry filling didn't work, but I think this is the product: https://www.duncanhines.com/products/fillings-toppings/comstock-no-sugar-added-cherry/

    • Hi Cheryl, Thanks for noticing that! Looks like that product is now produced by Duncan Hines. I updated the link in the post to that product on Amazon where more people probably shop, but good to have an other option too.

  5. This low carb diet plan seems to be quite effective. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Sheri, I think that sounds like a great idea!

  7. These cheesecake recipes sound and look delish! I'm having a difficult time finding the Wilderness pie filling. What do you think about using a tablespoon of sugar free jam or jelly as a topping for these recipes?

  8. I made this Sunday night, and finally got to eat it yesterday. Oh it is good. My husband ate some and didn’t realize it was low carb at all – no artificial sweetener aftertaste or anything. Really enjoyed this, thank you!

  9. It looks like a really delicious dessert!

  10. Very fun — I’m with Rand on this one.

  11. I actually gained a pound just looking at those pictures. Yum.

  12. It’s looks so good Kalyn!! mmmm…