“Think it’s impossible to make a healthy, Italian lemon ricotta cheesecake? This keto friendly recipe will blow your mind but won’t blow up your belly!” Low Carb Italian Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake – You must try this recipe.
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- 2 cups almond flour
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp low carb sweetener
- 16 ounces cream cheese softened
- 15 ounces ricotta cheese
- 1 cup low carb sweetener
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp fresh lemon zest
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl.
- Combine the melted butter, almond flour, sea salt, and sweetener in a medium mixing bowl.
- Spray a 9in. glass pie pan with non-stick cooking spray and gently press the crust into the pan. Bake it for 12-15 minutes then remove it from the oven and set on a rack to cool.
- In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer combine the cream cheese, ricotta cheese, sweetener, the lemon and vanilla extracts, and the lemon zest.
- Blend everything together on medium speed until the filling is creamy and smooth.
- In another medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Be gentle but be sure to completely mix all the ingredients.
- Pour the filling into the cooled crust and refrigerate the pie for at least 4 hours before serving.
- Try using a chilled mixing bowl when whipping the heavy cream, it will speed up the process.
- If needed, strain the filling before putting it into the cooled crust.
- Make sure to let the cheesecake chill for at least 4 hours so it can set before serving.
Per Serving: 339 calories; 16 g fat; 5 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein.
Recipe by: Kiro, Photo Credit: Catherine C. (flickr)
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