keto lemon curd cheesecake

Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake

Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake

My absolute favorite dessert on the planet is a cheesecake with lemon curd on top! As soon as I mastered my Keto Cheesecake, I knew Keto Lemon Curd was my next challenge!

I adapted this recipe from The Joy of Cooking Lemon Curd Recipe. With my new secret weapon (Bocha Sweet) in hand, I knew it wasn't going to be too difficult to get the taste just right.

I really like a tart lemon curd and to get the perfect tart flavor, I used Lemon Vitality Essential Oil by Young Living.



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Macros

88% Fat ~ 5% Net Carb ~ 8% Protein


5 from 2 votes
keto lemon curd cheesecake
Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Resting Time
8 hrs
 

A low carb cheesecake topped with tart keto lemon curd is the perfect keto dessert for any celebration! We enjoyed this low carb lemon curd cheesecake for the first time on Easter! Comment and tell me what occasion you're celebrating with this festive keto cheesecake.

Course: Dessert, Holiday, Keto
Cuisine: Keto
Servings: 14 slices
Calories: 656 kcal
Author: Tara Wright
Ingredients
To Make Crust
To Make Cheesecake
To Make Keto Lemon Curd
Instructions
Making The Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  2. Line a spring-form pan with parchment paper. This is optional, but makes removing the cheesecake and transferring it to a plate a breeze!

  3. Pulse walnuts in food processor until finely ground

  4. Add remaining ingredients and process for 1 minute until it forms into a batter

Preparation
  1. Prepare your tools so that you can work quickly. You will need a mesh colander like the one pictured in the video to strain the lemon curd. You will also need a bowl you that the mesh colander will fit in so that you can pour the lemon curd into the colander with ease. Have this set up beside your cooking area.
  2. Transfer the batter to your lined springform pan.

  3. Working from the inside out, press batter into the spring-form pan making sure the batter goes to the edges and is pressed down firmly.

  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes

  5. Remove from oven and cool completely before filling. (The middle will look like it’s not quite set up, and this is ok!)

Making The Cheesecake
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Make sure all of your ingredients are warmed!

  2. Prepare your springform pan for a water bath. See the video & instructions on the blog post.

  3. Combine Cream cheese and Bocha sweet and mix on low until smooth. If your mixture is lumpy, this means your cream cheese isn't warm enough. Warm it now before proceeding further. Also, make sure your other ingredients are warm. See the blog post for tips.

  4. Add eggs, heavy cream, sour cream, vanilla, salt and almond extract to the cream cheese mixture. Mix on low until smooth.

  5. Bake in a water bath for 60 minutes at 300 degrees. The water bath creates creamy, amazing results and is well worth the extra effort.

  6. Turn off the oven and allow to set for 4 hours or overnight.

  7. Remove your baked cheesecake from the oven and allow to cool completely before placing it in the refrigerator

  8. Get my recipe for creamy keto caramel sauce and use as a topping!

Making The Keto Lemon Curd
  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the eggs, Bocha Sweet and lemon zest together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and butter and turn heat to medium.
  3. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and come to a gentle simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 seconds. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour lemon curd through the mesh colander that you have set up with a bowl underneath. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, work the lemon curd through the colander. Set the colander aside.
  5. Add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 5 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional). Taste the lemon curd and add additional drops of oil until you’re pleased with the tartness.
  6. Allow the lemon curd to cool for about 30 minutes before pouring it on top of your cheesecake.(Cheesecake should still have the springform pan on it.
  7. Pour filling onto cooled crust

  8. Pour the lemon curd onto your finished cheesecake and spread until even. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 656 Calories from Fat 576
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 64g 98%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 224mg 75%
Sodium 385mg 16%
Potassium 334mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 29.3%
Vitamin C 18.6%
Calcium 13.1%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The Perfect Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake


In my opinion, the perfect lemon curd keto cheesecake would have a tart, tangy keto lemon curd topping with a sweet, creamy vanilla flavored base.

To achieve this with the lemon curd, I used Lemon Vitality Essential Oil by Young Living.

You could add lemon zest from an additional lemon as an alternative.

Isn't this just perfect…..


keto cheesecake with lemon curd gif taking a bite

How Much Keto Cheesecake Can I Eat?

Well, that depends on your body & where you need to keep your macros to stay in ketosis.

The best way to figure this out is by using Cronometer. what to track on a keto diet

Cronometer is a powerful food tracking tool that's an all-in-one solution for those of us on a ketogenic diet.

Plus--if you decide to upgrade to Gold and add me as a friend--you'll get access to all the nutrition facts for my recipes which means less work for you!

For more information on what to track on Keto and to watch the tutorial video on Cronometer, head over to my post here.


What Substitutions Will Work?


Keto Sweetener Substitutions

If you haven't already tried Bocha Sweet, I highly recommend you do.

It's a superfood alternative sweetener made from a Japanese pumpkin called the Kabocha pumpkin.

Most alternative sweeteners will work in this recipe. You can use Monk Fruit Sweetener, Xylitol or a blend like Swerve.

I have not tested this recipe using liquid stevia because I'm not confident of the results without the bulk of some kind of granulated sugar substitute.

What is your favorite Keto Sweetener? Comment below and let me know!


Get The Ingredients Used In Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake!



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How To Make Lemon Curd Keto Cheesecake


How To Make Keto Lemon Curd

  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cup Bocha Sweet
  • Grated zest of two lemonslemons ready for zesting to make keto cheesecake with lemon curd
  • 1 cup lemon juice (3-4 lemons)
  • 12 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5-8 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional)

Preparation

Prepare your tools so that you can work quickly. You will need a mesh colander like the one pictured in the video to strain the lemon curd. You will also need a bowl you that the mesh colander will fit in so that you can pour the lemon curd into the colander with ease. Have this set up beside your cooking area.

Making The Keto Lemon Curd

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix the eggs, Bocha Sweet and lemon zest together until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add lemon juice and butter and turn heat to medium.
  3. Whisk constantly over medium heat until mixture is thickened and come to a gentle simmer. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 20 seconds. Remove from heat.
  4. Pour lemon curd through the mesh colander that you have set up with a bowl underneath. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, work the lemon curd through the colander. Set the colander aside.
  5. Add 1 tsp pure vanilla extract and 5 drops Young Living Vitality Lemon Essential Oil (optional). Taste the lemon curd and add additional drops of oil until you’re pleased with the tartness.
  6. Allow the lemon curd to cool keto cheesecake with lemon curd ready for the fridge so it can set upfor about 30 minutes before pouring it on top of your cheesecake.(Cheesecake should still have the springform pan on it.
  7. Pour the lemon curd onto your finished cheesecake and spread until even. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours prior to serving.keto cheesecake with lemon curd with a slice out of it

Get The Basic Keto Cheesecake Recipe Here:

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Tara Wright, CHC, MBA

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Tara is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in whole body health & wellness through holistic principles. Her passion is creating low-carb, grain-free, keto-friendly recipes and helping others learn the whole-body benefits of a ketogenic lifestyle.

When she isn't creating recipes in the kitchen, you can find her hanging with her kids, immersed in a good book, traveling with her husband, attending various educational conferences or just relaxing with her four cats!

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