If you are looking for a fresh new take on cheesecake, check out this low carb and keto orange glaze cheesecake. You’ll never know this is keto!
Orange Glaze Cheesecake
Oh, my! Where do I start with this beautiful keto cheesecake?
I really wanted to make a cheesecake. I had never created one before.
But I didn’t want this to be an ordinary cheesecake. Nope, not a chance.
I had never come across an orange flavored cheesecake (although I know they are out there).
I thought the orange flavor would be a refreshing flavor, especially for keto folks!
Cheesecake is just one of those universal desserts that most people simply love. And then when you dress it up with some fun flavors? SCORE!
ORANGE! ORANGE and more ORANGE!
Having said that, I will also say that the orange is subtle and not overwhelming. It is just enough to dance with your taste buds!
Here’s the deal though, I did not use freshly squeezed orange juice. If it was not keto, then I would have. However, to save the extra sugar and carbs, I chose to use orange extract.
This allows a great low carb alternative.
I did, however, choose to use orange zest in the sauce to give some real, solid authentic orange flavor.
And if you LOVE orange desserts as much as I do, make sure to go check out this super yummy Orange Olive Oil Cake. WOW!
The Graham Cracker Pie Crust originally calls or erythritol. I use monk fruit in the cheesecake part, so you can sub monk fruit into the crust in place of erythritol if you want! Either will taste wonderful.
For the cheesecake, I chose to use both regular and golden monk fruit. They offer slightly different flavors. The golden monk fruit has a hint of maple which is perfect.
I learned from my mom (BEFORE KETO) to mix regular sugar and brown sugar. I have taken that philosophy and also use it in my keto baking. And it sure does make a difference!
How to Make Powdered Monkfruit or Erythritol
Did you know that you don’t have to buy powdered sweetener? I will admit that I only found this out last year.
All you have to do is put your sweetener of choice into a food processor and blend it up! It will turn into powder form!
Check out the instructional video for How to make powdered “sugar”!
- 32 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 eggs
- ¾ cup powdered monkfriut
- ¼ cup powdered golden monkfruit
- 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 teaspoons orange flavor
- ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
Prepare Graham Cracker Pie Crust according to instructions (using erythritol OR monkfruit, baking 8-10 minutes).
Let crust cool.
Keep oven at 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until well blended. About 2-3 mins.
Add heavy whipping cream and beat until creamy, 2-3 mins more.
Add eggs, monkfruit, almond flour and orange extract.
Beat until super creamy!
Add batter to cooled pie crust.
Bake pie for 50-55 mins until it starts to get lightly golden, still a bit giggly in the middle.
Let cool for at least 4 hours.
Once set, prepare sauce.
In a small bowl, mix together all glaze ingredients.
Pour over top and smooth around and then frost sides (optional).
Keep cooled and covered.
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Serving Size:1 slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 244 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 198mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 2g Protein: 5g