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by Carlos Spells | 6:29 pm

Who doesn’t enjoy a good dessert? I would be willing to say that nobody loves dessert more than those who follow a ketogenic diet. For most of us, this is why we follow this lifestyle. We have spent so many years abusing drugs… I mean processed carbs that our bodies struggle to process them now. So now we to drastically reduce our carb intake in order to live a healthier and sustainable life.

Side Note: If you are new to keto and want to get started right away, check this out.

Despite the need and desire to live a healthier and longer life, it doesn’t change the fact that we still get a taste for something sweet. The trick is finding desserts that you not only enjoy but lacks all the processed carbs, vegetable oils and added fillers. This poses a big challenge for us ketonians out there because there are literally hundreds of thousands of products filled with these very things.

If you are going to make keto and intermittent fasting work long term, you have to find ways to have the things you love but in a way that shows your body love back. One of those things I had to have was cheesecake and pecan pie. These 2 are like my all time favorite desserts.

I remember in college I would buy a Sam’s strawberry cheesecakes and eat the entire thing as a meal. I freaking love cheesecakes. I’ve found memories of being a child and getting excited when my mother would bring home a Sara Lee’s New York style cheesecake. My mama would tell me not to eat the whole cheesecake in one sitting. Lol. She knew how much I loved cheesecake.

A good cheesecake was always more accessible to me than pecan pie so I naturally desired cheesecake more but that doesn’t mean I love pecan pie any less. Cheesecake has a rich, creamy texture with a subtle sweetness. Pecan pie on the other hand has the perfect combination of crunchy, salty, and sweet. It also has a rich and fulfilling element to it too. I love desserts like that.

So when I found the opportunity to have 2 of my favorite desserts come together, you know I had to jump at the opportunity.

All Hail The “Legendary” Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

This dessert fell on my lap after a long stroll through Amazon where I was looking for new nut butters since the local grocery stores around me only carried almond and peanut butters. I came across this brand called Legendary Foods and they carry several flavored nut butters. The one in particular that caught my eye was the pecan pie flavor. I had to have it!!!

In a bit of irony, I didn’t even use the spread to make cheesecake. I used it to make homemade keto ice cream instead. I was stuck on a heavy whipping cream kick at that point. It wasn’t until after I used up all the spread that the thought to make cheesecake with it hit me. By this time, I had made a plain and a chocolate almond butter cheesecake so I had some practice perfecting my cheesecake recipe before I stepped up to the challenge of pecan pie.

Once I had the cheesecake recipe down, Legendary Spreads made it easy to take the cheesecake to a whole new level.

There’s really no sense in delaying this recipe any longer so let’s get into how to make this cheesecake so you can have your keto cake and eat it too.

Let’s Get To Caking!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Macros 1 Out Of 12 Slices: 30g Fat, 3.42g Net Carbs, 9g Protein

Ingredients:

Direction:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Grease a 9 in (23 cm) spring-form pan (or you can line the bottom with parchment paper).
  2. Meanwhile, beat all the ingredients together at low to medium speed until fluffy and fully mixed together.
  3. Pour the filling into a greased/buttered spring form pan. Smooth the top with a pastry spatula or spoon
  4. Bake for about 45-55 minutes, until the center is almost set, but still a little soft. You should be able to insert a toothpick and remove it clean.
  5. Remove the cheesecake from the oven. If the edges are stuck to the pan, run a knife around the edges but don’t remove the spring-form edge yet. Let cool and Enjoy!!!!

Keto Cheesecake Recipe - Pecan Pie

Bonus: Add the 2 to 3 tablespoons of maple syrup to the cheesecake and spread it out over the top. It will create a thin layer that enhances the overall taste of the dessert.

Some Things To Consider…

  • Just in case you missed it, the macros are back at the top just before the ingredients. Don’t get use to that I typically don’t count macros. Lbs.
  • The macros fit well within the macros for those living a ketogenic lifestyle.
  • You can use any of the other Legendary Spreads to make other varieties of cheesecakes too. Try it out and let me know what you think.
  • This dessert can be used as a way to get in extra fat when eating lean meat or when you are low on your fat macros.
  • Due to its richness, it also promotes longer intervals of fasting.

Now You Can Have 2 of Your Favorites In One Dessert

Now you don’t have to decide which one you want more between pecan pie and cheesecake. You can have both while keeping keto as f*ck too.

If you know someone who could use a sweet keto or low carb dessert, please share with them or on your social media so they too can add some variety into their lifestyle.

Leave a comment below! I want to hear from you. Make sure you shout me out when you try it too.

Can you share this with someone who is looking for a yummy keto dessert? I would really appreciate it.

Warm Regards,

Carlos

Black N Keto

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Comments

matthew

Easy to follow post with relevant images. Couples of suggestions I want to include here.
As a non-dieter myself I have no idea what ketogenic diet is. So you might want to touch a little on ketogenic diet to inform the uniformed non-dieters.
2. Since this a diet related subject the omission of calories per cheesecake serving left many dieters who love cheesecake wondering what would be an ideal serving . Dieting is after all related closely amongst other things to calories intake.
Apart from that thank you for sharing your ideas.

Mar 18.2019 | 01:03 pm

    Carlos Spells

    Hey Matthew!

    Thanks for the comment/feedback. I appreciate it. I will include a link to address the question of what is keto. As for the calories, I do not advocate counting them as they are naturally moderated with this lifestyle. Also, the caloric intake can be calculated from the macros provided. Since everyone’s dietary needs are going to be different, recommending the right portion remains a matter of individual goals.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Mar 18.2019 | 06:17 pm

Candice

This looks delicious! I am trying to lose weight and going Keto may just be an option now that I have come across your site! Pecan pie cheesecake…here I come!

Mar 18.2019 | 03:56 am

    Carlos Spells

    I am so happy to hear that Candice. You can definitely lose weight following a ketogenic lifestyle. I have helped and seen so many people lose weight following this lifestyle and a lot of them even experienced some health benefits too. I have attached a link to where I talk about getting started on keto. You should take a look at it. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to reach out.

    As for the cheesecake, let me know what you think when you try it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://blacknketo.com/how-to-start-a-keto-diet-for-beginners-5-simple-steps/

    Mar 18.2019 | 10:07 am

Nusaybah

I canโ€™t wait to try this. I have been looking for a good recipe with both of my favorites combined. I love how Keto can get us to be creative with recipe.

Mar 17.2019 | 07:41 pm

    Carlos Spells

    Hey Nusaybah! Yes! This is what I love about keto too. I get to try different recipes that taste good and support good health. When you try it out, let me know.

    Mar 18.2019 | 10:00 am

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