With Splenda and Philadelphia Cream Cheese, you have a cheesecake with 6.7 grams of carbs per serving in eight slices total. If you are losing weight on a low carb diet like me and you bake for non-dieters like me it’s good to have something quick and easy to curb the sugar cravings.
Low Carb Sugar Free Cheesecake With Strawberry Sauce
3 Eight Ounce Packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3 Large Eggs
1 1/3 Cups Splenda
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
1/2 Cup Sour Cream* (You can add this for creamy texture or leave out)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese bars until creamy. Add the rest of the ingredients. Beat. Pour into pie dish sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 35 minutes.
One small container strawberries. Wash and remove tops. Use food processor or blender to puree. Add 1/3 cup Splenda or to taste.
3 Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 ounces each)* at Room Temp
1 Canned Pumpkin (15 ounces)
1 1/3 Cup Splenda
2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla*
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
3 Large Eggs at Room Temp
Heat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a spring form pan with cooking spray. Beat cream cheese until creamy. Add pumpkin, Splenda, spice, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Add eggs one at a time beating on low speed until each is blended well into mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan and smooth out. Bake for 45 minutes. Turn oven off, open door and let stand in oven for another 30 minutes. Cool at room temperature and like all good cheesecakes refrigerate and serve after 8 hours.
Nat Notes: Use the name brand cream cheese for lower carbs. Use the teaspoon of vanilla liberally and allow just a splash more for flavor. This is a great cheesecake to start out on since most require a water bath to not burn. This one does not. A spring form pan is the kind with “the little buckle on the side” which allows you to remove the cheescake by opening the “buckle” to expand the pan. Walmart carries a decent spring form pan. Get the coated one.
Ten Servings: Each with 6 Grams of Net Carbs, 8 Grams of Protein, 1.5 Grams of Fiber, 27 Grams of Fat and 298 Calories. Atkins and South Beach friendly.