When you need a treat, this Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert is delicious and easy to make. And this tasty dessert is low-carb, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and even pretty South Beach Diet friendly for an occasional treat! Use the Recipes-by-Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
It’s hard to believe that I’m just a few months shy of writing this blog for 12 years, and a lot has changed in those 12 years! For one thing I’m certainly a much better photographer than I used to be, so for years (and years and years) I’ve been updating favorite recipes from the past with new photos.
This Low-Carb No Bake Cherry Cheesecake Dessert
was buried back in the archives, in a post that originally had two cheesecake recipes
that I posted for a blogging event, back in the day when blogging was a lot more gentle and less competitive! I really liked both those recipes and I’ve been thinking about updating them for quite a while now, but the original recipes contained artificial sweetener in both the cheesecake and the cherry topping, and that’s something I am much more cautious about using now.
But it’s partly the canned no-sugar-added cherry pie topping that makes this easy cheesecake so good, and when I couldn’t find one without artificial sweetener I ended up compromising with a blend of two natural no-calorie sweeteners for the cheesecake part and using a cherry topping with artificial sweetener. If you’re completely against artificial sweetener, I recommend topping it with some fresh berries instead of the cherry pie filling. Berries are one of the lowest carb fruits, and no matter which topping you use, this will still be pretty low in carbs.
One thing that hasn’t changed in all those years is my strong belief that everyone gets to make their own food choices. So if you do happen to be anti-artificial sweetener, definitely use whatever ingredients fit your personal beliefs, but no “foodie police” comments please. If you’d like to know more about low-carb sweeteners, The Complete Guide to Low-Carb Sweeteners
from my friend Libby is a good read.
Kara and I loved this when we tested the recipe, and it was also a hit with her kids; hope you will try it when you need a treat for a special occasion!
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