Dessert: Low Carb Treats/ Holiday Food: Low Carb Holiday Recipes

Low Carb Eggnog Cheesecake

What’s a dinner party or get-together with old friends without something sweet and decadent to end off the night?

Call me old-fashioned, but a dinner party or get-together must end with a good dessert!

Seeing as I’m a little eggnog-obsessed and it’s the silly season, I made this delicious {and boozy} low carb eggnog cheesecake:

Eggnog Cheesecake {LCHF, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free}

[recipe title=”Eggnog Cheesecake” servings=”8-10″ time=”1hr + chilling time” difficulty=”easy”]

You will need:

1/2 a batch of pecan rusks
2 tbsp. melted butter
600 g plain, full fat cream cheese {I used Kiri cream cheese in 200 g tubs}, at room temp
1 cup cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp. powdered xylitol
3 eggs, gently beaten
1/2 cup brandy
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Blitz the rusks into crumbs and mix with the melted butter for the base.

Press the crumb mixture onto the base of a lined springform pan and bake at 180C for 10 minutes.

Beat the cream cheese, spices and xylitol together. {You will need either a stand mixer or an electric hand mixer.}
Add the cream, brandy and vanilla and beat again until smooth.
Add the eggs and mix well, without over-beating.

Pour the cheesecake mixture onto the base and bake at 170C for 35 minutes.

It should have a slight jiggle to it when you remove it from the oven – that means it will have a perfectly creamy centre once it’s cooled.

Allow the cheesecake to cool in the pan.

Gently slide a knife along the inside of the pan to release the cake and remove the pan.

Chill in the fridge for an hour or 2 before serving.

Eggnog Cheesecake {LCHF, Sugar-free, Grain-Free}[/recipe]

This cheesecake really doesn’t need anything else – it’s perfect in its simplicity.

Just serve with good coffee and you’ve hit a homerun!


Eggnog Cheesecake {LCHF, Sugar-free, Grain-Free}

I  love how this crust came out – perfectly crunchy and cookie-like.
This will definitely be my go-to crust recipe.

Eggnog Cheesecake {LCHF, Sugar-free, Grain-Free}

If you liked this low carb eggnog cheesecake, you will also like my choc chip cheesecake.
You can really play around with the recipe and adjust it for different flavour options…
{Again – the perfect go-to cheesecake recipe that comes out perfectly every time.}

Enjoy and remember to share the recipe ;)


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  • Angela Coleby
    December 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    This looks delicious and had my stomach rumbling looking at the photos!

    • Heidi
      December 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks Angela! SOOO good, I took a bite every time I walked past the fridge…

  • Kari
    December 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    You won me over with low carb! I am always looking for smart choices during the holidays.