This pretty low-carb blueberry swirl cheesecake is quick and easy to prepare. It uses a simple blueberry puree and a gluten free almond flour based crust.
Holiday baking season is upon us so I thought it fitting to bake up a new cheesecake recipe. This is a simple recipe for blueberry swirl cheesecake with a gluten free almond flour crust that bakes up in a pie pan.
The filling part of the recipe could easily be doubled to fit into a standard 10" springform pan for a more traditional cheesecake. I would keep the crust ingredients the same if using a springform as the crust wouldn't be pressed along the sides.
This low carb blueberry swirl cheesecake can be made with either frozen or fresh blueberries. It could also be made using a pre-made sugar-free blueberry syrup or sauce like the recipe I have here.
I am still feverishly working behind the scenes cleaning up the design of this blog website. There are so many things I want to do, but so little time.
There will be many subtle changes coming in the months to come on the blog. A lot of the changes I'm making to the blog are aimed at making it easier for readers to navigate through the site and find the things they are searching for.
Unfortunately, because I have been spending a lot of time on the website design, I haven't had as much time as I'd like for posting new recipes. I'll be taking some time off work for the holidays so perhaps that will give me the time needed to do both.
With this blueberry swirl cheesecake, I tried a new crust recipe. Most of my previous low carb cheesecakes have been made with a pecan based crust like the one I used in my cranberry swirl cheesecake recipe.
Since I used pureed frozen blueberries in this recipe with no added liquid, the fruit was a bit difficult to swirl into the cheese filling. Perhaps I should have let the blueberries thaw a bit or add a bit of water to make the fruit puree thinner.
Although the blueberry puree was thicker than I would have liked, I still managed to get decent swirls from them. This is how the blueberry swirls looked like before baking.
Here's the result after baking. I ended up baking the cheesecake the full 40 minutes so it is a bit brown. I probably could have taken it out a bit earlier just before the center was set.
Although there is definitely some room for improvements, I was pretty happy with how this low carb and gluten free blueberry swirl cheesecake turned out. Any improvements to the recipe would be for looks as this was one very yummy cheesecake.
I used this recipe as a base for making my low carb pumpkin cheesecake pie recipe. That one is super creamy as well so if your a pumpkin lover, you should definitely give it a try.
And, if you aren't into baked cheesecakes, take a look at the collection of no-bake sugar-free cheesecake recipes that I put together for community table. Cheesecake is such a delicious low carb dessert!
Easy Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Recipe - Low Carb Gluten Free
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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake
- 1 ¾ cups almond flour
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 ½ tablespoons Pyure All Purpose or 3 tablespoons Swerve
- ½ cup butter melted
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup Pyure All Purpose or ½ cup Swerve
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
- With a fork, mix together almond flour, cinnamon, and sweetener.
- Stir in melted butter.
- Press crust mixture down into pie pan (I used wax paper on top and pressed with back of spoon)
- In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sweetener and vanilla until blended.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each just until blended.
- Pour filling over crust
- Puree blueberries in blender or food processor.
- Drop several spoonfuls of pureed blueberries gently over filling, swirl in with a knife.
- Bake at 350 ºF for about 35-40 minutes or until center is almost set.
- Chill in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 461 [carbohydrates] => 10 [protein] => 10 [fat] => 44 [sodium] => 299 [serving_unit] => slice [saturated_fat] => 19 [cholesterol] => 134 [potassium] => 108 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 5 [vitamin_a] => 1185 [vitamin_c] => 2 [calcium] => 117 [iron] => 1 )
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We really enjoyed this cheesecake...I did notice after we let it chill in the refrigerator for the 2 hours it was a bit soft...but very tasty...once it chilled overnight...it was like a regular cheesecake...I used Splenda in place of Swerve and it worked perfectly...I'm going to freeze half of it...thanks for sharing your recipe...
Easy, delicious and beautiful! My guests were delighted and so was I (I ate three parts!). Sooooo good, thank you!
Do you know if/how this could be baked in an instant pot?
My oven does not work!
It can be, and the method is similar to other pressure cooker cheesecakes. You'll just need to use a pan that fits in the Instant Pot.
Really good recipe! Worked out well
Can i use coconut flour or real flour instead of almond flour??
You can use any flour, but the amount will likely be different, especially if substituting almond flour with coconut flour.
Recipe doesn't say how much cream cheese. Recipe says packages of cream cheese. How many/ Thanks.
You need 16 oz which is 2 of the 8 oz blocks.
Looks yummy can left overs be frozen?
Yes, cheesecake freezes well.
Does the crust need to be pre baked?
No. It bakes with the filling.
Elissa J Cupelo
How long would I bake if doubled and baked in springform ??
It's hard to say as ovens vary. I'd check after about 50 minutes and bake until it's set or only the middle has a little jiggle to it.
I made this and it wasnt too firm. It tastes good though. Is it supposed to be a lil moist?
It should be smooth and creamy.
I made this and loved it! I sweetened the crust much more and the cheesecake less and was pleasantly surprised! I also snuck in about a half cup of my leftover Halo Top Strawberry ice cream and baked for just a little bit more and it came out fantastic!
However, My crust stuck A LOT on my pie pan. I didn't grease the pan because of how much butter was in the crust but maybe i should and dust with coconut flour?
I never grease the pie pan. However, the first piece can be a bit tough to get out. Subsequent slices usually aren't an issue as I can slide the server underneath each piece.
How much is a stick of butter?
It's a 1/2 cup or 1/4 pound.
What is the weight of a stick?
It's about 100g, but I'd have to rework it to know for sure.
Mmm...Sounds good! Would I be able to use honey or coconut sugar?
Absolutely Sara! This recipe would work with any sweetener of your choice. For the crust, it needs about 3 tablespoons of sugar equivalent and the cheesecake filling uses about 1/2 cup of sugar replacement. Honey might be difficult to use in the crust as a dry sweetener works best.
Swerve powdered or granular?
Would monk fruit work?
The Swerve is the regular kind but you can use any granular sweetener you like for the recipe.