by Carlos Spells | 11:55 am

Hey homies,


So look, I won’t even lie to you. I love cheesecake. It was one of my top 3 favorite desserts to eat back when I was a carb whore (someone who eats carbs all throughout the day despite being insulin resistant).


I remember in college I would buy a Sam’s strawberry cheesecakes (the one with the huge, oversized strawberries on top) and eat the entire thing in one sitting. I freaking loved cheesecakes.


It was because of that unhealthy love for heavily processed cheesecakes that I tipped the scale at well over 300lbs.

Keto Transformation

Over 130lb Weight Loss and Healthier

In an ongoing quest to lose weight and improve my health, I discovered keto and denounced my love of cheesecakes.


Well not really, I just knew the cheesecakes I was smashing was also smashing all of my ongoing work I was putting into my weight loss and health improvements. Talk about no progress at all.


I knew one day I would have my cake and eat it too or rather I would be able to enjoy cheesecake, weight loss and good health at the same d*mn time (insert Future song here).

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 a new nut butter free of added sugars and vegetable oils. This is where I came across Legendary Foods nut butters. They carry several flavors but the one that caught my eye the most was pecan pie.

Keto Friendly Nut Butter Pecan Pie

Remember earlier how I said cheesecake was one of my favorite desserts? Well pecan pie was the other favorite. So being able to mix 2 of my favorite things into one was a no brainer for me. I actually call that a blessing.


Once I had the cheesecake tasting fire, Legendary Spreads made it super easy to take the cheesecake to a whole new level. (insert mind blowing emoji here)


Well, there’s really no sense in delaying this tasty recipe any longer so let’s get into how to make this cheesecake.

Let’s Get To Caking!

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Macros 1 Out Of 12 Slices: 30g Fat, <5g Total Carbs, 9g Protein



  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.

Low Carb Keto Cheesecake - Pecan Pie

Low Carb Pyure Maple Syrup Added On Top

Some Things To Consider…

  • The macros are back at the top just before the ingredients. Don’t get use to that I personally almost never count a macro.
  • The macros do fit well within the macros for those living a ketogenic lifestyle.
  • You can use any of the other Legendary Spreads like Blueberry Cinnamon Roll and Apple Pie to make other cheesecake varieties. It’s a 1 for 1 swap.
  • If you prefer to go plain cheesecake, you can sub out the nut butter with another 8oz of cream cheese.


Now you don’t have to decide between health/weight loss and cheesecake. You can have it all while keeping it super keto.


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


Leave a comment below! I want to hear from you. Make sure you shout me out so I know when you tried it.


You can also check me out on Instagram @blacknketo or at my Facebook page blacknketo for more food ideas and tips.

Previously Edited March of 2019

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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


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. 🙂


    Mar 18.2019 | 10:07 am


I can’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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