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Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

This keto strawberry rhubarb cheesecake has the perfect sweet and tart flavor profile. The silkiness of the cheesecake combined with the strawberry rhubarb topping is what all rhubarb lovers dream of.

It’s a low-carb strawberry rhubarb cheesecake that even non-keto dieters will clammer for. Yes, it’s that good!

I have a whole collection of keto rhubarb recipes  I invite you to check out as a fellow rhubarb fan. If that’s not enough I also have loads of keto cheesecakes you should also put on your must-make keto dessert recipe list. 

 

 

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake two images close up one of a whole tart the other of the cheesecake sliced.

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

I love how this recipe basically combines the classic flavor of my keto strawberry rhubarb pie with that of our tried and true keto cheesecake for one showstopper of a keto dessert!

Although I am a big fan of using bain-Maire when making cheesecakes, I chose to skip this step in an effort to keep things easier for you. Since this low-carb cheesecake has a strawberry rhubarb topping in the event that your cheesecake cracks while baking no one will be the wiser.

That being said, you will need to be extra careful not to over-bake your cheesecake because you’ll lose the creaminess that makes this recipe so special. 

I recommend you use only full-fat cream cheese when making this recipe. Using a cream cheese that has been whipped for airiness or that is low in fat, will just not produce great results.

It’s important to make sure that you allow your eggs and cream cheese to come to room temperature before you begin. Otherwise, the cheesecake batter will be lumpy and will not give you the velvety consistency a great cheesecake has.

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How To Make Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

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keto strawberry rhubarb cheesecake sliced and ready to serve

Keto strawberry rhubarb cheesecake sliced and ready to serve

This brings me to another key point, which is to blend your cheesecake properly. But be aware that there is a fine line between mixing your cheesecake correctly and overmixing. 

You want to mix your ingredients enough to avoid lumps. However, if you over-mix the batter, your cheesecake will rise and then collapse in the oven causing lots of cracks to the surface of your cheesecake. 

To avoid this, I recommend you first combine your softened cream cheese with the sugar substitute using the paddle attachment of your stand-up mixer and not the whip attachment. You can also use a hand-held mixer set to medium.

When it comes to adding your eggs to the cream cheese mixture do so gently.  This way, you avoid adding unnecessary air into the batter which will cause your cheesecake to rise too rapidly in the oven and then deflate shortly after.

Be sure you are scraping the mixing bowl several times in the whole process.   Remember what you want is for your cheesecake batter to be well incorporated and creamy.

After all, what you don’t want is to cut into your cheesecake and find flecks of cream cheese that have not been mixed into the batter. 

Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page, the following are just the list of ingredients and tools you’ll need. 

Ingredients Needed

Keto Cheesecake

  • Full-fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • Eggs, room temperature 
  • Full-fat sour cream
  • Granulated sugar substitute
  • vanilla extract
  • Salt

Keto Almond Flour Crust

Keto-Friendly Strawberry Rhubarb Topping

Tools Needed

In order to make a successful low-carb strawberry rhubarb cheesecake, you will need a few items. Thankfully, these materials are also pretty standard kitchen items. Perhaps the only thing you may not have from this list is the 9-inch springform pan.

whole keto strawberry cheesecake whole pie displayed on a wood board

whole keto strawberry cheesecake whole pie displayed on a wood board

Best Sugar-Substitutes For Sugar-Free Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

You have several options when choosing your sweetener. My top choice is a monk fruit/erythritol blend. My personal favorite is the Lakanto brand.  But you can also use Swerve an erythritol sugar substitute and get similar results.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure for most of my baked goods. However, if using Pyure you will want to use half the amount called for in this recipe since it’s a much sweeter choice. 

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda for baking. I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that, but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar.

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keto strawberry rhubarb cheesecake sliced and ready to serve

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Cooling Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 1 hour 20 minutes

This keto strawberry rhubarb cheesecake makes the perfect dessert. It's bursting with flavor and yet it's low in carbs, sugar-free and keto-friendly. Enjoy the combination of strawberries and rhubarb in one delightful treat.

Ingredients

Keto Almond Flour Crust

Keto Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces (2 blocks) of full-fat cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup of sugar substitute 
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 8 ounces of full-fat sour cream 

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Topping

  • 1 pint of fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 cup of fresh or frozen rhubarb sliced
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar-substitute 
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

Instructions

Keto Almond Flour Crust

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease well the bottom and sides of a 9-inch tart pan with butter.
  3. Melt the 1/2 cup of butter.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl add 2 cups of almond flour, sugar-substitute, sea salt, cinnamon powder, and combine the dry ingredients well.
  5. Add the melted butter and combine the mixture until fully incorporated. Mix with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  6. Once combined add the almond mixture to the bottom of the tart pan. Use the bottom of a glass cup to press the mixture evenly to the pan.
  7. Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the crust is lightly browned.
  8. Allow the keto almond crust to cool completely before adding the cheesecake batter.

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Cheesecake

  1. Allow the cream cheese and eggs to come to room temperature for a minimum of one hour.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. In a large stand-up mixer or a large mixing bowl using an electric handheld mixer beat softened cream cheese and sugar substitute at a high setting. Combine until well incorporated.
  4. Next, reduce the speed of the mixer to a medium-low setting and then add the whole large eggs one at a time. Stop and scrape the bowl at least two times to make sure the batter is mixed properly.
  5. Then add vanilla extract, salt, and the full-fat sour cream. Combine the mixture until the cheesecake batter is fully incorporated and velvety smooth. This may take about 5 minutes. Make sure you stop and scrape the bowl a couple of times during this process.
  6. Pour the combined cheesecake batter into the cooled almond crust. Using an offset spatula evenly spread the top of the cheesecake batter.
  7. Place your tart pan on a baking sheet that is large enough to accommodate the pan.
  1. Bake your cheesecake for 35-45 minutes until cheesecake is set around the edges yet the center diameter (about 2 inches) of your cheesecake is still able to jiggle when you slightly move your pan. 
  2. Do not over-bake your cheesecake. It will continue to set as it cools.
  3. After the cheesecake is baked allow it to cool in the oven for one hour with the oven door slightly ajar.
  4. Then place your cheesecake on a cooling rack and allow the cheesecake to further cool on the kitchen counter for at least another 60 minutes. It's key that the cheesecake is completely cool before storing it in the refrigerator.

Keto Strawberry Rhubarb Topping

  1. While the cheesecake bakes make your strawberry rhubarb topping.
  2. Bring the water, lemon juice, and sugar-substitute to boil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Then add the strawberries and rhubarb and cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir the sauce periodically as it cooks. You'll know the sauce is ready when the strawberries have dissolved into the sauce and it thickens.
  4. Add the unsalted butter and stir until fully melted and incorporated.
  5. At this point, you can leave the topping as is or use an immersion blender or regular blender to puree the sauce.
  6. Allow the sauce to cool completely in the refrigerator before adding the sauce.

Serving

  1. Once your cheesecake has been allowed to cool on the kitchen counter, carefully wrap with plastic cling wrap and allow the cheesecake to fully cool for at least 12 hours and up to 36 hours before removing it from the tart pan and serving. This ensures that the cheesecake has had the opportunity to age and for the flavors to meld perfectly.
  2. To properly remove a cheesecake baked in a tart pan, find a sturdy free-standing object that is smaller than the hole at the bottom of the tart pan. You can use a small bowl, glass cup. Place the tart on your smaller object of choice and carefully slide the ring off the tart down the stand. Then gently take down the tart and slide the cheesecake bottom off the cheesecake onto a large plate. Alternatively, you could just remove the outer rim and serve the cheesecake with the tart metal bottom.
  3. Lastly, spread the strawberry rhubarb topping evenly over the cheesecake.
  4. At this point, you can freeze the cheesecake already with the topping or separately if you so desire.
  5. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Freeze up to 3 weeks.

Notes

If you do not have a tart pan you can also bake this cheesecake in a 9-inch pie pan.

I opted to decorate the cheesecake with 1 cup of sliced strawberries. Note this is optional and is not reflected in the nutritional facts.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 350Total Fat: 22.5gSaturated Fat: 18.9gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 6.8gNet Carbohydrates: 4.7gFiber: 2.1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

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