Your bite of fall: Shortbread crust filled with creamy cheesecake and topped with a crumble of apples.
This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.
It may seem like a bit of work, but it’s a pretty simple recipe with 3 easy layers of deliciousness!
The first layer is like a shortbread crust made without almond or other nuts for those who have tree nut allergies like my youngest son. The middle is all cheesecake filling and it’s topped with a crumble of apples and coconut flour mixture to make it have some fabulous texture once baked!
Of course it’s best if chilled, but you could certainly enjoy it straight from the oven. Just be sure to allow it some time to set or it will fall apart when you try cutting into it. Cheesecake and crusts without gluten are known for that, just part of the issue baking low-carb. Wait a bit and this will slice easily. Enjoy it with some of my Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce on top!
Keto Low-Carb Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 1 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Caramel Liquid Stevia or 1/2 cup sweetener of choice
- 16 ounces cream cheese room temp
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp apple extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp Caramel Liquid Stevia
- 3/4 cup apples skinless, diced
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp butter softened
- 1/2 tsp Caramel liquid stevia
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine crust ingredients together in a bowl and stir well until combined. Spread onto a parchment-lined, 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
Combine all cheesecake ingredients in a stand mixer, or use an electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth and well incorporated. Taste and adjust stevia if needed. Spread the cheesecake filling over the crust evenly.
Mix the topping ingredients together in a small bowl, then sprinkle mixture over the cheesecake. Bake for 30 minutes, then chill 3-4 hours to set or overnight. Top with sugar-free caramel sauce, if desired.
- Net carbs: 4g
- Here’s my Sugar-Free Caramel Sauce for the topping!
- This recipe was first published in September 2017.
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