Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars

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These Keto Lemon Coconut Cheesecake jars are the perfect little sweet treat for a high fat diet! With only a few simple ingredients and steps you can whip these keto-friendly jars up in no time. Coconut and lemon is such a classic flavor combination, it’s so bright and fresh making it a nice detour from chocolate based dessert recipes.

Best of all, this real food treat is so versatile! Instead of lemon zest, you can try other flavors and add chocolate chips, orange zest, cinnamon, matcha or cacao powder. The perfect addition to your meal plan while following a lchf diet! These treats are small and low in calories so you can enjoy them even if you are trying to lose weight.

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Nutritional values (per serving)

5 grams 2.2 grams 7.2 grams 26.1 grams 16.4 grams 270 calories
Total Carbs7.2grams
Fiber2.2grams
Net Carbs5grams
Protein7.2grams
Fat26.1grams
of which Saturated16.4grams
Calories270kcal
Magnesium32mg (8% RDA)
Potassium179mg (9% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7%), protein (10%), fat (83%)

Ingredients (4 servings)

Crust:
Filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese (227 g)
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve or Erythritol (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk or heavy whipping cream (45 ml)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (60 ml)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tsp unsweetened coconut extract

Instructions

  1. Make the crust by mixing together the ingredients in a small bowl.
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  2. Divide between 4 (115 g/ 4 oz) jars and set aside. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  3. Make the filling by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  4. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  5. Spoon into the jars and refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  6. Top with additional toasted coconut and a slice of lemon before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is the food photographer, recipe developer, and author behind the healthy living website Wicked Spatula.

With a focus on mindful and sustainable living she aspires to show her audience that healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, complicated, or tasteless and that healthy living is all about getting in touch with yourself and your surroundings.

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Comments (20)

Random question. Where did you get these jars, they are the cutest!

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Thank you Bobby! I have the same jars as Lauren and got them from Amazon (they are 4-oz tulip Weck jars) 😊

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This recipe is so incredibly good whilst being so easy to make. For personal use, I only make the cheesecake part. But when I entertain I add the crust. Thank you!

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Thank you! I do that too sometimes. It's just so easy and ready in less than 5 minutes 😊

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Looks delicious. But I have one problem. The amount of protein. On keto we're meant to have between 3-6 grams of protein per meal. So this receope would constitute a whole meal & more. I am on high fat, LOW carb & moderate protein keto. Is this for another type? Thank you for your lovely layout on the blogs.

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Hello Sandra, are you following the keto diet for therapeutic purposes (eg epilepsy)? If not, here's some good news - you can have a lot more protein than that 😊 In fact, you can have even 40 g of protein if you practice intermittent fasting. Otherwise 20-30 grams of protein per meal is ideal for most people. Here's how you can find your "ideal" protein intake on a ketogenic diet: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet

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Mine are in the fridge at the moment, and yes I licked the spoon. Started Keto only a few weeks ago and have had my husband on my back for "not eating right". He is pre diabetic and has not eaten dessert in ages. This will be served after our evening meal, we will see if he changes his mind.
Your blog is wonderful, any ideas for a 14 year olds Keto B-day cake?

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Thank you for your kind words, Emma! How about this cake? Keto Celebration Brownie Cake

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Well all I can say is that I am SO all over this recipe.  You could also make a lime version too.  Brilliant!!! Cheesecake is my absolute favourite pudding (and I love Eton Mess too!!).  Thanks Martina! x

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Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed!

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Little pots of heaven. Absolutely gorgeous. So tangy, sweet, fresh hard to describe but just a lovely combination of flavors. Another winner.

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Thank you Donna!

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was wondering what brand or kind of unsweetened coconut extract do you use.thank you

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This one is sugar-free (sweetened with glycerin): Amazon link

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I always love recipes like this because of the serving size. It's easy to eat too much when it comes to large desserts. But, when you've just got a little container in front of you, portion control is so much easier.

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I totally agree 😊 I use these small 4 oz jars fo most parfaits or desserts like panna cotta!

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Exited to make this for dessert just last night. Easy recipe. BUT I raised an eyebrow at crust ingredient 1/4 tsp salt. I always follow recipe exactly FIRST and then make adjustments accordingly. The salt RUINED the crust. Unsweetened coconut is not cheap and I must travel 1 hour to get to a store where I can buy it. This recipe caused me to waste fully 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut. I’m very unhappy. Oh, I’ll make this recipe again, but I’ll NEVER ruin it by adding salt to the crust. Lesson learned.

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I'm sorry to hear that, Rhonda. I suppose the salt is not for everyone. Ingredients like salt and sweeteners are always better used "to taste" as this depends on your palate. I hope the next batch comes out great!

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Would it work to substitute coconut flour for almond flour?

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I think it's best to use more shredded coconut - or use other ground nuts or seeds.

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