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Lower Sugar Key Lime Cheesecake

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Lower sugar key lime cheesecake is a great dessert for the holiday season or for any special occasion. Perfect way to avoid excess sugar, and full of great key lime flavor.

key lime cheesecake

Get your taste buds ready for this key lime cheesecake. It’s made with fresh key lime juice and is low in sugar. If you love the tart flavor of key lime, then you will love this cheesecake. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday menu, or for a special occasion.

It is delicious served with whipped cream or slices of lime.

key lime cheesecake

What are key limes?

Key limes are a small citrus fruit that are slightly yellow in color. They are more tart and aromatic than regular limes.

key lime cheesecake

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Lower in sugar than traditional key lime cheesecakes
  • Great for the holidays or any special occasion
  • Delicious graham cracker crust
key lime cheesecake

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Monk fruit sweetener
  • Butter
  • Reduced fat cream cheese
  • Sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Unsweetened coconut milk
  • Key limes
  • Unflavored gelatine
key lime cheesecake

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 – In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the monk fruit sweetener. Add the melted butter and mix well.

3 – Press the crumbs into a 9″ pie plate. You can use the bottom of a glass to help you press the crumbs down firmly. Bake pie crust for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.

4 – In a food processor, process the monk fruit sweetener and cream cheese for about 30 seconds. Add pudding mix and coconut milk and blend well.

5 – Pour 1/4 cup of the lime juice into a small bowl. Heat it in the microwave for one minute. Add the gelatine to the warm lime juice and dissolve the gelatine completely.

6 – Mix the dissolved gelatine to the remaining lime juice. Turn the food processor back on and slowly add the lime juice into the cream cheese mixture. Blend until everything is well combined.

7 – Pour the filling into the pie shell, evenly over the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

key lime cheesecake

How do I store my homemade key lime cheesecake?

Tightly cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

key lime cheesecake

Can I freeze my key lime cheesecake?

Yes. Tightly wrap the cheesecake in a freezer safe plastic wrap and store in the freezer for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

key lime cheesecake

Calories per serving (1/8 of the cheesecake): 233

Yield: 8 Servings

Lower Sugar Key Lime Cheesecake

key lime cheesecake

Lower sugar key lime cheesecake is a great dessert for the holiday season or for any special occasion. Perfect way to avoid excess sugar, and full of great key lime flavor.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tbsp, monk fruit sweetener, PLUS
  • 1/2 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 oz package sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup fresh key lime juice
  • 1 tbsp unflavored gelatine

Instructions

  1. Preaheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon of the monk fruit sweetener. Add the melted butter and mix well.
  3. Press the crumbs into a 9" pie plate. You can use the bottom of a glass to help you press the crumbs down firmly. Bake pie crust for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In a food processor, process the monk fruit sweetener and cream cheese for about 30 seconds. Add pudding mix and coconut milk and blend well.
  5. Pour 1/4 cup of the lime juice into a small bowl. Heat it in the microwave for one minute. Add the gelatine to the warm lime juice and dissolve the gelatine completely.
  6. Mix the dissolved gelatine to the remaining lime juice. Turn the food processor back on and slowly add the lime juice into the cream cheese mixture. Blend until everything is well combined.
  7. Pour the filling into the pie shell, evenly over the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours before serving.

Notes

  • Fresh squeezed key limes are recommended over bottled.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 380mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Emily

Friday 11th of December 2020

I had no idea you could make such a healthy version of key lime cheesecake. Yum!

simplylowcal

Saturday 12th of December 2020

It's a great way to cut back on the sugar. :)

Maria

Friday 11th of December 2020

Less guilt more yum! Seriously, that key lime pie looks so delicious!

simplylowcal

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Thanks, Maria. :)

Krissy Allori

Friday 11th of December 2020

Key lime is my absolute favorite. Love the monk fruit option!

simplylowcal

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Thanks, Krissy!

Lisa Huff

Friday 11th of December 2020

I've always thought key lime desserts like pie and cheesecakes were WAY too sweet. Love the idea of a lower sugar version!

simplylowcal

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Thanks, Lisa. I hope you enjoy!

Kacie Morgan

Friday 11th of December 2020

I love Key Lime Cheesecake. Love the sound of your low-sugar version. I'm all for saving on calories wherever I can this festive season!

simplylowcal

Saturday 12th of December 2020

Thanks, Kacie. I hope you enjoy it.

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