The Recipe for Delicious Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake (2024)

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This sugar free Lemon Cheesecake can be made low carb and keto as well.

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Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake that is really a crowd pleaser.

This delicious lemon cheesecake is light, lush, and creamy in addition to being full of flavor!

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Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake.


This is a delicious recipe that is perfect for gatherings or simply for dessert.

The lush lemon cheesecake sits on a flavorful almond crust that is also sugar free and gluten free.

Did you try my recipe for Sugar Free Keto Lemon Mousse Pie?

That lemon mousse pie is a no bake pie recipe that is light an airy. Both this lemon cheesecake and that lemon mousse pie are tasty dessert ideas especially for followers of low sugar diets.

Lemon zest is used to bring out the lemon flavor in this pie. You can find lemon zest here or a zester to zest your own lemon.

Frequently asked questions about sugar free cheesecake.

What can you use instead of sugar in a cheesecake?

A regular cheesecake recipe can be loaded with added sugar.
The sugar added in cheesecake not only makes the cheesecake sweet (sometimes too sweet), it can also help the cheesecake retain its moisture better when baked.

When selecting an alternative to sugar in a recipe, it is best to use a sugar alternative that measures like sugar (to help maintain ingredient balance) and to use a sugar alternative that can be baked with. Adjustments may be needed in baking as sugar and alternatives can behave differently when baked.

Can you freeze cheesecake?

Before freezing cheesecake you should first allow it to fully cool and then remove it from the pan. Slicing the cheesecake before freezing can make it easier to enjoy individual pieces as well as making it easier to fit into your freezer.

Wrap the individual slices in plastic wrap and then again in foil before placing it into the freezer. You can then take the individual pieces out to defrost at room temperature or overnight in your refrigerator.

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Tips for making sugar free cheesecake.

I have included a recipe for a simple sugar free crust that can be used to make this recipe.
Feel free to use your own recipe for a crust if desired.

More helpful tips for you.

  1. This is a lemon dessert that needs lemon juice to get the flavor. Lemon juice from fresh lemons in preferred as store-bought lemon juice may contain added sugar.
  2. This dessert can be made in a springform style pan. A nine inch springform pan works well.
  3. When selecting a sugar alternative for this recipe, for best results, select an alternative that is granular, measures like sugar, and that can also be baked with.
  4. Avoid overmixing your ingredients to prevent your cheesecake from cracking. Simply mix until just blended for best results.

How to store lemon cheesecake.

Leftover cheesecake should be covered and stored in a refrigerator. If properly stored, this cheesecake should keep for for about five days.

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About this lemon cheesecake recipe made with no added sugar.

This is a two step baked cheesecake recipe that is low in carbohydrate and made with no added sugar.
Lemon juice is used to flavor the cheesecake.


To make this recipe we will first make the crust.

Once the crust has cooled, we will add the lemon filling and bake.
This cheesecake can be topped with whipped topping before being served.

Ingredients needed to make Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake

Ingredients needed to make a low carb sugar free cheesecake crust.

Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake Ingredients.

  • Cream Cheese. Use a full-fat cream cheese for a more lush cheesecake. The cream cheese should be softened to room temperature as well.
  • Sugar Alternative. Use a granular sugar alternative that measures like sugar and that can also be baked with.
  • Eggs. These should also be at room temperature.
  • Lemon Juice. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is preferred.
  • Also Lemon Zest. Also, freshly zested is preferred for flavor.
  • Vanilla Extract. A small amount is used for flavor balance.
  • Sour Cream. Also should be at room temperature.


Expert Tip 👉 Adding a few drops of yellow food coloring can make this cake look more lemon inspired.

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How to make Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake

  1. To make the crust, preheat your oven to 325 and double prep a springform pan. I like to use parchment paper along with nonstick for example.
  2. In a mixing bowl, blend the ingredients together until you get a course textured mixture. Then transfer the mixture to the prepped springform pan and press it evenly in the pan. Bake the crust for 12 to 15 minutes or until begins to turn golden around the edges. Remove the crust from the oven and allow it to completely cool.
  3. For the cheesecake layer, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar alternative until creamy. Then add one egg at a time, gently mixing between additions.
  4. Once you have added all of the eggs you can fold in the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
  5. Transfer the mixture the cooled crust, distributing it evenly. Gently tap the pan on your counter a few times to help distribute the ingredients.
  6. Bake the cheesecake for 50-55 minutes or until it is almost set (it will still wobble slightly in the center). The edges will appear to be slightly puffed. Note: Do not open the oven door during the baking time, as opening the door can cause your cheesecake to crack.
  7. Turn the oven off, prop the door open, and leave the cheesecake in the oven until cool (about 45 minutes to an hour). Then cover the cheesecake loosely and transfer it to the refrigerator until set (four to six hours).


Expert Tip 👉 Run a butter knife around the edges of the cheesecake before removing the springform pan. This will help the cheesecake separate from the pan.

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Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake

This sugar free Lemon Cheesecake can be made low carb and keto as well.

Prep Time35 minutes mins

Cook Time55 minutes mins

Total Time1 hour hr 30 minutes mins

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Search Result: cheesecake, homemade, keto, low carb, Low Carb Sugar Free Lemon Cheesecake

Servings: 16 slices

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Ingredients

Crust

Cheesecake Filling

Instructions

  • To make the crust, preheat your oven to 325 and double prep a springform pan.

  • In a mixing bowl, blend the ingredients together until you get a course textured mixture. Then transfer the mixture to the prepped springform pan and press it evenly in the pan.

  • Bake the crust for 12 to 15 minutes or until begins to turn golden around the edges.

    Remove the crust from the oven and allow it to completely cool.

  • For the cheesecake layer, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar alternative until creamy.

    Then add one egg at a time, gently mixing between additions.

  • Once you have added all of the eggs you can fold in the sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.

  • Transfer the mixture the cooled crust, distributing it evenly. Gently tap the pan on your counter a few times to help distribute the ingredients.

  • Bake the cheesecake for 50-55 minutes or until it is almost set (it will still wobble slightly in the center). The edges will appear to be slightly puffed.

    Note: Do not open the oven door during the baking time, as opening the door can cause your cheesecake to crack.

  • Turn the oven off, prop the door open, and leave the cheesecake in the oven until cool (about 45 minutes to an hour).

    Then cover the cooled cheesecake loosely and transfer it to the refrigerator until set (four to six hours).

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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