Lemon Meringue Cheesecake THM-S

I have always loved cheesecakes and I have found they are one of the easiest desserts to make sugar and gluten free. This one combines the best of two worlds, lemon meringue pie and cheesecake and has become a favorite.

lemon merguine cheesecake

Crust:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 4 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

 

Cheesecake:

  • 4 8 ounce packages cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup THM Gentle Sweet OR 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 tablespoons coconut flour
  • juice of two lemons
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 eggs yolks

Lemon Curd:

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet OR 1/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

Meringue:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine crust ingredients until crumbly. Press on the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool. In a mixer bowl beat cream cheese and preferred sweetener together until smooth. Add coconut flour, lemon juice, and zest. Mix.  Add sour cream and eggs just until combined. Pour into baked crust. Place a pan of boiling water on bottom oven rack. Place cheesecake on rack directly over pan with water. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.  Whisk together lemon curd ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Set aside but keep it hot*. Mix sweetener, water, Stevia and xanthan gum together. Cook over medium heat until thickened. In a mixer bowl whip egg white until glossy and soft peaks form. While mixer is still beating slowly add water/ xanthan gum mixture. Beat for 1 minutes. Spread hot lemon curd over chilled cheesecake. Spoon meringue over lemon curd. Place in pre-heated 350 degrees F. oven until meringue is browned. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Cool at room temperature before serving. Cut with a knife dipped in cold water. Serves 16.

If you prefer, whipped cream may be place on cake instead of meringue.

If the lemon curd is not hot the meringue will not bake in the center.

Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Servings 16

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

Cheesecake Filling

  • 4 8 ounce packs cream cheese, I use 1/3 less fat
  • 1/3 cup THM Gentle Sweet or 1/2 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • juice of two lemons
  • zest of one lemon
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 egg yolks

Lemon Curd

  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup THM Gentle Sweet or 1/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 eggs

Meringue

  • 1/3 cup THM Gentle Sweet
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 6 egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine crust ingredients until crumbly. Press on the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9 inch spring-form pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cool. In a mixer bowl beat cream cheese and preferred sweetener together until smooth. Add coconut flour, lemon juice, and zest. Mix. Add sour cream and eggs just until combined. Pour into baked crust. Place a pan of boiling water on bottom oven rack. Place cheesecake on rack directly over pan with water. Bake for 45-55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Whisk together lemon curd ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat until thickened. Set aside but keep it hot*. Mix sweeteners, water, and xanthan gum together. Cook over medium heat until thickened. In a mixer bowl whip egg white until glossy and soft peaks form. While mixer is still beating slowly add water/ xanthan gum mixture. Beat for 1 minutes. Spread hot lemon curd over chilled cheesecake. Spoon meringue over lemon curd working from the outside edges in toward the center. Place in pre-heated 350 degrees F. oven until meringue is browned. Watch carefully so it doesn’t burn. Cool at room temperature before serving. Cut with a knife dipped in cold water. Serves 16

If the lemon curd is not hot the meringue will not bake in the center.

  1. If you prefer, whipped cream may be place on cake instead of meringue.

 

There are 17 no-bake and baked cheesecakes in the spiral-bound 600 page, Around the Family Table Food-Fun-Fellowship Cookbook. Included in this book are over 500 recipes, many pictures, and all recipes are labeled with fuel Buy It Now 

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lemon merguine cheesecake

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