Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts
 
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Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts are made with a baked buttery almond crust and topped with a rich and tangy no-bake filling.
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Recipe type: Low Carb Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 to 10
Ingredients
Crust (I think this also would be great if you double the crust ingredients--if you double the crust, then just bake it a bit longer)
  • 1 and ¼ cups almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons Splenda or Stevia
Filling
  • 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of Stevia
  • 1 and ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 and ½ .3 ounce packets sugar-free orange gelatin (you also can make with other gelatin flavors, such as lemon or lime)
  • 1 and ¼ teaspoons orange zest (use lime zest or lemon zest if using that flavor of gelatin)
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray 10 to 12 ramekins with cooking spray.
  2. Mix almond flour, butter and splenda or stevia until mixture is well combined and crumbly. Press in the bottom of baking dish and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.
  3. Cool completely.
Filling
  1. Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment mix cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. Stir in vanilla extract and stevia, or sweetener of your choice.
  3. Add in heavy cream and whisk on high until mixture thickens and soft peaks form.
  4. Reduce speed to low and mix in the 1 and ½ flavored gelatin packets and freshly grated zest until blended.
  5. Spread mixture evenly with a spatula over cooled crust.
  6. Cover and chill until set, about 2-3 hours or overnight.
Notes for Variations
  1. MINI CHEESECAKES - Line a 12 cup cupcake pan with paper liners. Press equal amounts of crust on the bottom of each liner. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely. Prepare filling as directed and divide the mixture between each cup. Chill for several hours or overnight. Serve with liner or unwrap before serving.
  2. CHEESECAKE IN A JAR - Divide crust mixture between jars and press into the bottom. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 7-9 minutes until golden brown. Prepare filling as directed and spoon into each jar. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight until ready to serve.
  3. LARGER BAKING DISH OR SPRINGFORM PAN - Generously spray an 8-inch baking dish or springform pan with cooking spray. Press crust mixture in the bottom of baking dish or springform pan and bake for about 12 minutes until golden brown. Prepare filling as directed and spoon into dish or pan over cooled crust, smoothing top. Cover and chill for several hours or overnight until ready to serve.
Recipe by GINGER WROOT at http://gingerwroot.com/low-carb-orange-cheesecake-tarts/