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cheri A Cheesecake Factory Cheesecake (converted to lowcarb)
Date of last review
Tue February 12, 2013
This cheesecake is the best that I have tasted thus far. You may make different variations of it. I added a cup of sugarfree mini chocolate chips to the last one I made and it was great as well... remember to add in the carbohydrates of your addins into the cheesecake total.
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I used a Pampered Chef 9" springform pan and the cheesecake rose to the very top.. If you don't have a springform pan and you use a regular pan it might overflow because springform pans are taller.
Baking in a Water Bath
Cheesecakes are custards at heart. They are delicate, so you want to bake it slowly and evenly without browning the top. The most effective way to do this is to bake it in a water bath. Since water evaporates at the boiling point, the water bath will never get hotter than 212 degrees F (100 degrees C), no matter what the oven temperature. This means that the outer edge of your cheesecake won't bake faster than the center, which can cause it to soufflé, sink, and then crack.
This recipe is my own creation.. please do not copy for the purpose of publishing or use on any other site without my expressed permission.
1/4 cup Finely Chopped pecans
1/4 cup Finely Chopped almonds
1/4 cup Finely Chopped walnuts
3/4 cup almond meal (almond flour)
3 packets splenda
3 Tablespoons butter (melt in microwave)
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese
1 1/3 cups Pourable Splenda (or other sugar substitute that is equal to 1 1/3 cups sugar)
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon juice
16 ounces sour cream.
Cream cheese and eggs should be at room temperature before you start.
Adding that previously, whey protein or carbquick was an added ingredient. It was removed because the cheesecake is so much better without it. It is much creamier and omitting it also removed carb content which is a big plus. There has been some questions about it so if you read the reviews and see people discussing it that was the reason these ingredients were removed.
How To Prepare:
Mix all nuts, almond meal and splenda with melted butter and press into a springform pan, trying to line the sides as much as possible about 1 1/2 inches up the sides of the pan, set aside to mix filling.Start by beating the cream cheese until light and fluffy. Keep the mixer on a low setting throughout the beating and mixing process. Add the sugar substitute a little at a time and continue beating until creamy. Add one egg at a time and beat after each egg. When eggs have been mixed into the cream cheese, add vanilla and lemon juice, Add the sour cream last until just blemded in.Pour cream cheese mixture into the springform pan. Place on the top rack in the middle of a 325 degree preheated oven for one hour and 15 minutes. If you want a cheesecake with a less brown top, put on the next rack down. Also, some have commented that they had a few cracks... Remember not to open the oven while baking, this might make it crack. You might also want to try a waterbath but its not really neccessary. When time is up, turn off the oven and prop open the oven door... leave in oven for one hour. After one hour, remove from oven. Run a knife around the edge of the cheesecake also, so if it shrinks while cooling it will not crack at that time either. Let cool to just about room temperature before the cheesecake is put into the refrigerator for 24 hours. Make sure you wait the 24 hours before sampling... A cheesecake should season. The wait is worth it. The flavor ripens and becomes enriched. Nutritional information:Without Crust:Cheesecake without crust 231.5 Calories; 22g Fat (48.5% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 118mg Cholesterol; 158mg Sodium.Cheesecake including Splenda:319 Calories; 28g Fat (79.6% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 123mg Cholesterol; 177mg Sodium And this is cheesecake WITHOUT Splenda:311 Calories; 28g Fat (81.7% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 123mg Cholesterol; 177mg Sodium