Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

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.

My birthday cake

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 sweet mix* 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 sweet mix* or 1/4 teaspoon THM Stevia
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

Meringue:

  • 6 eggs whites
  • 1/3 cup sweet mix*
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tiny spoons THM Stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum

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 sweet mix 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 sweet mix, 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 400 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.

*or Gentle Sweet

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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