Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

This Friday I bought several boxes of fresh blueberries on sale. To diversify and try something new, I incorporated the fresh blueberries into a dessert. Also, my new square baking tray is so comfortable that I had to use it to make a cheesecake with a blueberry topping. In this recipe, for the base crust, I used a similar crust as for my lemon bars just with a different sweetener. The cheese filling is a twist of my keto cheesecake. And the blueberry topping is just fresh blueberries blended with a low carb sweetener, stevia.

Usually, the cheesecake should rest a few hours or overnight in the fridge to settle, but my husband could not wait and was nagging to try it earlier. His feedback was: wow, wow wow. Oh well, I guess it was worth breaking the cheesecake rules for him.

Preparation time: ~15 minutes. Baking time: ~67 minutes.

INGREDIENTS: ~ 16 servings

Base:

  • Butter, unsalted  – 60 grams, melted
  • Baking powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Stevia powder – 1/4 cup
  • Pure vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon zest – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond flour- 2 cups
  • Egg – 1 large
  • Coconut Oil – for  8″x8″ square pan

Cheese filling:

  • Cream cheese – 500 grams
  • Eggs – 3 large
  • Sour cream – 1/2 cup
  • Almond flour – 1/4 cup
  • Stevia powder – 1/4 cup
  • Orange zest – 1 teaspoon

Blueberry topping:

  • Stevia powder – 1/4 cup
  • Fresh blueberries – 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt the butter (I do it in a saucepan and then remove from heat) and stir in stevia powder, pure vanilla extract, baking powder, lemon zest, and almond flour. Mix well and stir in an egg. Mix till a moist dough texture is formed. Line a parchment paper on the bottom of a square tray (8″x8″) and grease with coconut oil. With fingers, press the dough to the baking paper. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes. Meanwhile prepare the cheese filling.

In a large bowl, with a hand mixer mix well: cream cheese, sour cream, eggs, orange zest, stevia, and almond flour. Pour the mixture on the baked crust.

In a small blender cup mix until smooth the fresh blueberries with stevia. With a spoon, drop the topping on the cheese filling. With a knife swirl in the topping gently.

Reduce the heat to 325°F and bake for an additional 55 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool in the oven for an hour. Cool in the fridge for a few hours or overnight, before slicing to 16 squares.

One keto blueberry cheesecake square is about 6.3 g of carbs (out of the 6.3 g carbs, 1.8 g is fiber so about 4.5 g digestible carbs), 22.4 g of fat, and ~255 calories, most of the calories come from fat.

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Bon Appetit!

28 thoughts on “Keto Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

  1. Ooo these look good! So the dough gets based first, then the rest for 55 minutes. I don’t think I’ve ever baked any sweet treats that long, which I like the sound of as I can just leave it to bake while cleaning up (this is likely why most things I bake I end up burning because I leave them too long 😂). I really like the idea of a little fruitiness with the crunchier cheesecake base. Yum yum!

    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you, Caz! Yes, the dough is based first and baked for about 10-12 minutes. Then I reduce the heat for the cheesecake to 325F and that it is why a bit longer time. I actually checked after 45 minutes and the cake was still jiggly in the middle so I left for a bit longer. I guess it would probably would be okay shorter since the cake remains in the oven for an hour. In baking try lower the temperature to prevent burning and a bit longer time instead of higher temperature and shorter time, and it also depends on the oven. Have a good week, Svet

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  2. Svet, I’d say a, “Wow, wow, wow,” compliment from your hubby was definitely worth breaking the cheesecake rules for. 😉 Sounds like quite a hit!

    I’ll admit, this recipe sounds pretty incredible. Blueberries, when added to recipes, can add so much amazing flavor notes. We just might have to try this one! ♥

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    1. Thank you, Holly, for your sweet words! The hubby was quite impatient that day. And it is nice to get a compliment from him, cause there are days he complains that I missing on flavour or salt. Oh, the married life.
      I hope you will get to try the cheesecake and enjoy it!

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