Monday, September 23, 2013

Butter Pecan No-Bake Cheesecake with Shortbread Crust- Low Carb and THM !

I ate the last piece, all by myself, hiding in my office, it was that good. There was only one piece left, really. I see it as a sacrifice, I saved the family from an evening of discord.
I used a default almond crust to be low carb, gluten free, and THM compliant. Not as tender as a regular flour shortbread but very tasty and still a gentle crunch. 

Crust Ingredients: 
1 cup almond flour (ground almonds)
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon erythritol plus a dash stevia
4 tablespoons melted butter
Combine with a fork, press into the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish or four of these cute little tart pans

 Best grass fed butter I have ever had!

 Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to show brown.

Toasted Pecans: 
The number of pecans you use here is up to you, I used 5 on each of the tart pans. So whatever pan or design you desire toast that many, plus a few more for nibbling.
Put pecan on a small pan with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of salt. I lined my pan with parchment paper for easy clean up. Toast at 325F for 12 minutes. Watch them, they burn quickly. 
 Cool completely before topping the cheesecake.

Filling Ingredients: 
6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup cream 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1 1/2 teaspoons butter flavor, begin with 1 then taste before adding more
pinch salt
3 tablespoons erythritol plus dash stevia
1 teaspoon beef gelatin 
In a small sauce pan, warm the cream then wisk in the gelatin. Set aside to cool. When completely cool, beat until fluffy. 
 In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, butter flavoring, salt, and sweeteners until fluffy. 
Fold the cream into the cream cheese mixture. 
Spoon into the cooled crust, top with the toasted pecans.

 Chill for a couple hours before serving. 

I get my beef gelatin from Azure Standard Co op, if you don't have one near you then I linked Amazon for you because it is hard to find. The Rumiano butter also came from Azure, you really have to find a co op near you.  Also the best yogurt, vanilla, great prices on so much. And no, I get no compensation for saying that, it is just true and worth sharing! 

My recipe is also featured on Stacy Makes Cents  and Gwen's Nest Trim Healthy Mama Tuesdays. 
Thank you to Pearl and Serene the Trim Healthy Mamas!


  1. Replies
    1. Absolutely Laura, I don't use pork products so I use beef gelatin, so good for you too!

  2. All this sounds fantastic...until you got to the Azure part. Now I'm just jealous and can't focus on anything else. So, from me to you :-p
    LOL ;-)
    Thanks for linking at Trim Healthy Tuesday!
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

    1. It is a great company, both Azure and Covenant Ranch which does all their transportation!