Desserts

Keto pecan pie cheesecake

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Keto pecan pie cheesecake with crunchy pecan crust and pecan keto caramel topping is one of the best keto desserts.

My keto family and other non keto family members and friends love this cake! Crust is with roasted pecans and so flavorful. Cream cheese layer is everything what a cheesecake should be. Topping with roasted pecans is just divine.

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Don’t skip any of these delicious layers! You will get a really special keto treat you can make for every family gathering or celebration.

Keto holidays dessert

Holiday season is approaching and I know that this delicious keto cheesecake with pecan crust and pecan topping will be the center of your festive keto dinner.

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TIPS FOR MAKING KETO PECAN PIE CHEESECAKE

Roasted nuts

Roast your nuts before grinding! This will elevate the flavor of nuts, it will be so much tastier. Don’t skip this part because it makes huge difference. Also, don’t roast for too long. 2 minutes on a hot pan or 5 minutes in a preheated oven will be just fine. Pecans are burning fast so you need to be especially careful with them.

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Keto pecan pie cheesecake topping

To get that pecan pie flavor combined with cheesecake you need delicious topping! Don’t be afraid of that butter you use on top and use some good quality butter with good grass fed buttery flavor.

Good quality low carb sweetener will also give “original taste” to this low carb pecan pie cheesecake. It would be great if you could use brown low carb sweetener. However, you may use a combination of erythritol with a few drops of stevia and a result will be very satisfying. I was using erythritol and it worked perfectly. It didn’t get that deep brown color but the taste is really amazing.

Picture of a slice of low carb pecan pie cheesecake with keto caramel topping with erythritol

Serving keto pecan cheesecake

Serve this pecan cheesecake as a keto dessert for any celebration! It’s fantastic as a keto breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. I like to have keto sweets in the evening with a cup of tea. That’s my favorite part of the day!


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Keto pecan pie cheesecake

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Serves: 16 Cooking Time: 45 min

Ingredients

  • PECAN PIE CRUST INGREDIENTS
  • Roasted pecans 1/2 cup/55 g/2 oz
  • Roasted almonds 1 cup/150 g/5.3 oz
  • Almond flour 1/4 cup/25 g/0.8 oz
  • Low carb sweetener Swerve 1/4 cup or erythritol 1/4 cup + stevia 3 drops
  • Melted butter 1/2 cup/100 g/3.5 oz
  • CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS
  • Cream cheese 600 g/21 oz
  • Sour cream 1/2 cup/100 g/3.5 oz
  • Low carb sweetener Swerve 1/2 cup or erythritol 1/2 cup + 3 drops of stevia
  • 4 L eggs
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • PECAN PIE TOPPING INGREDIENTS
  • Roasted pecans 2/3 cup/70 g/2.5 oz
  • Butter 1/2 cup/100 g/3.5 oz
  • Low carb brown sweetener or erythritol 1/2 cup
  • Heavy whipping cream 1/2 cup/110 ml

Instructions

1

Turn on the oven to 180 C/350 F.

2

Roast 1 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of pecans for the crust plus 2/3 cup for the topping on a hot pan for 2 minutes. Don't roast it for longer because pecans start to burn very fast. When roasted, set aside part of pecans for the topping. You will need it later.

3

Grind the nuts for the crust in a food processor. Add almond flour, sweetener and melted butter. Mix for a minute more and make a dough with your hands.

4

Press the dough in a round cake tin, layered with a parchment paper.

5

Bake in a preheated oven on 180 C/350 F for 10 minutes or until started to be golden brown on the edges.

6

Prepare cream cheese mixture. Mix or whisk cream cheese with sour cream, sweetener, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.

7

Pour the mixture over the crust and bake on 160 C/ 320 F for 30 minutes or until baked (not runny). When it's baked leave it to cool for 15 minutes and put remaining roasted pecans on top.

8

Cheesecake might crack on the edges but don't worry, it will be covered with topping.

9

How to make keto topping?

10

Melt the butter with sweetener and whisk on a low heat until butter start to be golden brown.

11

Add heavy whipping cream, whisk well to combine and pour gently over the cake with pecans on top.

12

Set the cake aside and leave it to cool for few hours before serving.

13

Enjoy!

Notes

This cake is for round cake tin 23 cm/9 inch diameter. It serves 16 slices. Nutritional value per serving/slice: Cal 354, Fat 34 g, Carbs 2.96 g, Fiber 0.11 g, NET Carbs 2.85 g, Protein 7.9 g. This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Lorraine Kay Schmidt
    October 2, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    The topping seems to be a complete failure. I’m a seasoned keto baker but this just doesn’t make any sense or work. Is there some way to thicken the topping?

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      October 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Lorraine, if you make it according to instructions and leave it in the fridge for few hours it will thicken every time.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    June 26, 2020 at 3:02 am

    The texture of mine came out fluffy and airy almost like scrambled eggs. What did I do wrong? Is it supposed to be more dense and creamy? I’m at high altitude so could that be it? Did I overbake it? Otherwise it was so tasty and delicious 😍

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      June 28, 2020 at 8:00 am

      Hi Michelle, I really don’t know. It’s possible that you over baked it. I’m happy to hear you love it despite this little accident! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Kayla Sanders
    June 12, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Any tips for making the crust. I just attempted this and it was a super wet crust (not really like a dough). Also the filling amount was way to much I only ended up using about half. What did I do wrong?!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      June 13, 2020 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Kayla, it is press in crust, so you combine everything and press it in and bake. It shouldn’t be wet at all. I think you need to use deeper and bigger baking tray.

  • Reply
    Daniele Moriswala
    May 13, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Just choose the pages that have the ingredients and direction! Took me only 2 pages!
    Love the pictures though i wish i could print them πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Klaudia
    May 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    I made it just now. Just straight out of the oven, it smells incredible and looks lovely, can’t wait to taste it!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      May 10, 2020 at 8:09 am

      Dear Klaudia, thank you so much for your comment! Can’t wait to hear the impressions about the taste! πŸ™‚

      • Reply
        Klaudia
        May 12, 2020 at 8:09 am

        First time experimenting with something else than sugar/honey in the kitchen and I can’t believe the outcome, the cheesecake was absolutely delicious, everyone loved it.
        I’ll definitely make it again (after I’ve tried more of your recipes :)).
        I’m so happy I found your blog, it’s a life saver!
        Having the last piece now with my coffee. Thank you!

  • Reply
    Melisa
    May 8, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Hi
    My brother is allergic to almonds and walnuts
    Other nuts are fine
    What can I replace the almonds/ almond meal with and would I use the same measurements?
    Thank you
    Excited to try this!!

  • Reply
    Jamie Wynn
    April 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Can I freeze this?

  • Reply
    Lori Cote
    February 11, 2020 at 8:02 pm

    Can I just use a greased glass pie plate?

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      February 12, 2020 at 6:03 pm

      Hi Lori,I am sorry, I always use parchment paper, I can’t help you!

  • Reply
    Debi
    November 30, 2019 at 1:28 am

    I misspelled a product…
    Walden Farm SF Syrup are a simple & quick alternative for a topping on this extremely delicious cake❀❀❀

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      November 30, 2019 at 9:30 am

      Hi Debi, thank you for your great feedback! I am glad you like it! πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    Debi
    November 30, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Thanku so much for this yummy recipe! I made the topping but didn’t care for it sorry…i did however use Daltons SF choc syrup & it was perfect❀❀❀

  • Reply
    Karin Eppard
    November 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    It would be so nice if you could format recipes so they dont have a crapton of ads embedded in them. When I try to print a recipe, it wants to print on EIGHT pages of paper! Your recipes look good, but I wont visi5 your page or use your recipes if it takes 8 pages of paper to print what should be on ONE.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      November 20, 2019 at 10:07 pm

      Thanks for comment. I will try to solve this.

    • Reply
      Carmen Blackburn
      December 15, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Just use screenshot on your phone and send them to your printer…. Problem solved.

    • Reply
      Terri
      January 7, 2020 at 6:34 pm

      Copy and paste. Then you can print AND save recipe.

    • Reply
      Gina
      January 28, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      You can also just put the exact page number you want printed and it will only print out that page not the unnecessary pages

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