Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack to middle position. Spray an 8-inch springform pan or cheesecake pan with baking spray and line the bottom with parchment. Have a larger pan in-which the cheesecake pan fits, ready to use as a water bath. Heat a tea kettle of water. Mix the food coloring into the jam if using. Melt butter.
Low Carb Cheesecake Crust:
Add all of the dry ingredients for the crust in a small bowl and mix thoroughly with a fork. Add the melted butter and blend thoroughly. The mixture should hold its shape when squeezed gently in your hand. If not add 1 more tbsp of melted butter.
Firmly press the crust into the bottom of the cheesecake pan and partly up the sides. I place a piece of waxed paper over the crust and press firmly with a flat bottomed glass.
Bake the crust for 15 minutes or until it begins to brown lightly. Remove from the oven and let cool while making the cheesecake batter. BEFORE ADDING THE BATTER TO THE CRUST, MAKE SURE TO LINE THE OUTSIDE OF THE PAN WITH TWO LARGE PIECES OF ALUMINUM FOIL.
Keto Cheesecake Batter:
Add the softened cream cheese to a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Add the 3/4 cup of Sukrin :1, 1/2 tsp stevia glycerite and vanilla. Mix on lowest speed until smooth. Scrape down the bowl and beaters and mix again to incorporate any unmixed cream cheese.
Add the sour cream and mix again on low. Gently beat one egg in a small bowl and add it to the cream cheese mixture until just incorporated. Repeat for each egg. Scrape down the bowl and mix once more. Remove the paddle and scrape down the bowl.
Make sure the pan has been wrapped carefully with foil before beginning! Spoon half of the cheesecake batter into the prepared cheesecake crust. With a small spoon, dollop half of the jam in a spiral pattern over the top of the batter. Swirl with a larger spoon. Clean off spoon. Repeat with the remaining cheesecake batter and jam.
Place the cheesecake into the larger pan and place onto the oven rack. Add the hot water and enough cool water to the pan to fill halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan, if possible.
Bake the cheesecake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. The middle should still be jiggly, and the sides set. Using a different size pan will result in a longer or shorter cooking time. Turn the oven off. Prop the door open with a wooden spoon, and let the cheesecake sit undisturbed for 20 minutes.
Remove the cheesecake from the oven and let cool completely before covering in cling film and refrigerating - best if chilled overnight!
Before serving, fill any cracks with jam. Whip the cream with the sweetener. Serve the cheesecake with whipped cream and a raspberry. Serves 12.
* I like the ground golden flax and protein powder in this recipe because it makes the crust taste a little more like graham crackers.
Keto Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.