Savor the tangy sweetness of Keto Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites. This is perfect for a satisfying your sugar-conscious dessert choices this Thanksgiving or any other day.
For the Cheesecake Base:
8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered erythritol (or any keto-friendly sweetener)
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Crushed nuts (almond, or pecan or mixed)
2 tbsp melted butter
A pinch of salt
For the Blueberry Swirl:
1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon powdered erythritol (or to taste)
Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C). Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
Prepare Cheesecake Base
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth.
Add powdered erythritol, lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Mix until well combined.
In a small saucepan, combine blueberries, water, and powdered erythritol. Cook over medium heat until the blueberries break down and the mixture thickens slightly (about 5 minutes). Mash the blueberries with a fork or spoon to create a chunky sauce.
Assemble Cheesecake Bites
Combine crushed nuts and butter, scoop mixture into the mini muffin tin, filling each cup about 1/3 full, then spoon the cheesecake mixture next, add a small dollop of the blueberry sauce on top of each cheesecake cup.
Swirl the Blueberry Sauce
Use a toothpick or a skewer to gently swirl the blueberry sauce into the cheesecake mixture, creating a marbled effect.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are set but the centers are slightly jiggly.
Allow the cheesecake bites to cool in the muffin tin for about 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Refrigerate the cheesecake bites for at least 2 hours or overnight for best results.
Once chilled, remove the cheesecake bites from the muffin tin and serve. Optionally, garnish with additional lemon zest or fresh blueberries. These Keto Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bites are a delightful and portion-controlled treat, perfect for satisfying your sweet cravings while staying low-carb. Adjust the sweetness to your liking and enjoy!