These Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts, although super simple to make, taste exquisite. Made with a baked buttery almond crust, and topped with a tangy and rich no-bake filling, this dessert will be a go-to recipe for me from now on.
I made these Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts in six ramekins. Next time, however, I’ll divide this recipe in eight to ten ramekins, only because this is a suuuuuper-rich dessert.
A baking pan is useful for moving the Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Ramekins in and out of both the oven and the fridge.
My recipe for these Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts is based on Jenn’s Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake. As Jenn suggested, this quick and elegant dessert can be made with a variety of flavors. I’m sure that other citrus flavors, such as lemon or lime, would also totally rock.
**Update on August 12, 2018: See my post for Keto Lime Mini Cheesecake Tarts, which is the same recipe made with lime!
As you can in the recipe section below, I changed up Jenn’s recipe a bit, by using 1 and 1/2 packs of sugarless flavored gelatin (I used Walmart’s house brand), adding 1 tablespoon of stevia, and also baking the crust almost twice as long as Jenn did. The only other change that I might make next time is doubling the wonderful and buttery crust–I’ve noted that option in the recipe section below.
When making these Low Carb Orange Cheesecake Tarts, be sure to include the grated orange zest…it adds a tangy freshness and “bite” that would otherwise be missed in such a rich dessert.
You can also make this recipe in a springform pan, a pie dish, a single 8-inch rectangular dish, or even a 12 muffin tin lined with paper liners. I also love Jenn’s suggestion of putting this recipe into cute little jars with screw-on lids, maybe for a spring picnic! Here’s the printable recipe:
- 1 and ¼ cups almond flour
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 and ½ teaspoons Splenda or Stevia
- 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)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray 10 to 12 ramekins with cooking spray.
- 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.
- Cool completely.
- Using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment mix cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
- Stir in vanilla extract and stevia, or sweetener of your choice.
- Add in heavy cream and whisk on high until mixture thickens and soft peaks form.
- Reduce speed to low and mix in the 1 and ½ flavored gelatin packets and freshly grated zest until blended.
- Spread mixture evenly with a spatula over cooled crust.
- Cover and chill until set, about 2-3 hours or overnight.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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