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Thursday, 10 March 2016

White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake : Low in Carbs


Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits, so I really couldn't resist this recipe idea, although it tastes equally good if you use blueberries! Using almond flour and other lower in carb / sugar ingredients it can be suitable for diabetics, or those just looking to reduce the amount of sugar in daily diet and menu plans.

Read on and see what you think ...

Ingredients:

Raspberry Sauce:
1 cup frozen raspberries
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Crust:
1 1/2 cups almond flour
Powdered sweetener equivalent to 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
Filling:
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
Sweetener equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 ounces cocoa butter, melted
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup whipping cream, room temperature

Preparation:
Raspberry Sauce:
1. Combine raspberries and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until raspberries can be easily mashed with a fork, about 5 minutes.
2. Mash raspberries. Sprinkle surface with xanthan gum and whisk vigorously to combine. Set aside.
Crust:
1. Preheat oven to 325F and grease a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie plate.
2. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, sweetener, and butter and mix until dough begins to come together. Transfer to pie plate and press firmly and evenly into bottom and up sides.
3. Bake 10 minutes, until just beginning to brown (it will not be fully cooked). Remove and let cool.
Cheesecake Filling:
1. Reduce oven temperature to 300F. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sweetener until smooth. Add melted cocoa butter and beat until fully incorporated.
2. Beat in egg, vanilla extract and whipping cream until well combined and smooth.

To assemble, spread about 1/3 of the raspberry sauce on the bottom of the crust. Spread half the cheesecake filling and dot with another 1/3 of the raspberry sauce, then swirl with a knife. Repeat with remaining cheesecake filling and raspberry sauce. Smooth the top.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until cheesecake is mostly set and just jiggles the tiniest bit in the center. Remove and let cool, then refrigerate several hours.

Serves: 12
Nutrition Info: Food energy: 335kcal
Total fat: 30.26g
Calories from fat: 272
Cholesterol: 72mg
Carbohydrate: 6.17g
Total dietary fiber: 1.83g
Protein: 5.75g



This recipe idea is from Carolyn, pictured above. She 'first started sharing recipes on her blog for fun, but it has quickly grown to be a serious commitment with many followers and readers.
'All Day I Dream About Food' is devoted to bringing readers creative, flavorful foods that are low in carbohydrates and suitable for diabetics and dieters alike. Most of the recipes are also gluten-free. There are a handful of conventional flour-and-sugar recipes as well, as she enjoys indulging her friends and family once in a while.'

If you need help converting measurements cups to grams etc then look here

Hope you may enjoy a slice of cheesecake soon.

All the best Jan

24 comments:

Jo said...

Oooh, yum, that looks so good. I'm a sucker for cheesecake.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

This looks way too delish to be good for me Jan :) the trick would be to stop at one piece!

Anonymous said...

Raspberries a tasty fruit, this is a hit and a post I understand.

Sue

a writing place said...

Yummmmmmm... :-)

Debbie said...

looks very good and very pretty!!! i love the name of her blog, sometimes when the hubs and i wake up, we look at each other, in bed, and one says "where do you want to go for dinner tonight"!!! that would be "first thought of the day"!!!!!

Lisa said...

Raspberries and cheesecake are a winning combination any day of the week.
Lisa x

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing, Jan. I love white chocolate, I love raspberry, and I love cheesecake, so this is wonderful to me. :)

Have a good rest of the week.

~Sheri

Lowcarb team member said...

Jo
I too have always been a Cheesecake fan, and with this recipe suggestion using lower carb ingredients ... it can fit into my LCHF menu plans quite nicely!

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Grace (Perth Daily Photo)
... ooh, one slice is just great!

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Sue
Yes, I voted it a hit too!
Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Tessa (a writing place)
"Yummmmmmm... :-)" I'm in 100% agreement

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Debbie
Yes, Carolyn has a terrific blog, filled with great things to eat!
Glad you liked this choice.

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Lisa
I just love raspberries and I especially like them in a cheesecake, any day of the week!

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Sheri (Red Rose Alley)
This mix of ingredients is a delight. Some may say 'cheesecake heaven'.

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Connie said...

Yum! This is one you can serve when company comes over and they never will know that they are eating on your diet plan :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Connie
Yes, serve this up and many would not realise they are eating reduced carbs/sugar. It's a winning recipe idea. There is so much great variety of foods for those of us that do live the LCHF lifestyle.

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Carla from The River said...

Yummy!! Raspberries, my second favorite berry. :-)

Crafty Green Poet said...

This looks delicious!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, this is good! Cheesecake is my weakness, Jan, and this is something I will HAVE to make. Thanks for sharing it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Carla
Yes, it's strawberries and raspberries for my two favourites.
But then there are blackberries and blueberries too - definitely spoilt for choice!

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

'CGP'
Delicious! Yes, describes this well!

Thanks for your comment

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Martha
Enjoy making it and enjoy eating it - one slice at a time!

Thanks for your comment.

All the best Jan

Gail said...

Raspberries are far too tart for my taste but this recipe and picture are making me want to give them one more chance. I suppose any berry could be interchanged.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Lowcarb team member said...

Gail
We quite often eat raspberries but not all fruits are to everyone's liking.
Yes, this works with other fruits like blueberries and strawberries ...

Many thanks for your comment and good wishes - we all wish you a good weekend.

All the best Jan