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Baked Blueberry Cheesecake - *Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free

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Baked Blueberry Cheesecake 

*Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free

 

Ingredients:

Pastry Shell
-Makes enough for one large 24 cm pie crust.

• 60g extra virgin coconut oil
• 80g raw honey
• 2 large eggs
• 100g coconut flour, sifted
• 50g almond meal
• 1/8 tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Line a 24cm spring form tin with baking paper using a bit of coconut oil to ensure paper sticks to the base and sides of your tin.
  3. In a medium bowl or food processor, combine all ingredients until a nice, pliable dough is formed. Add extra wet or dry ingredients if you have not yet achieved this.
  4. Roll the remaining into a circle (between 2 sheets of baking paper to prevent sticking) and place into the base and around the sides of your prepared spring form tin. (If dough is falling apart refrigerate for about 30minutes and it should make things easier.) Using the back of a spoon can kelp to smooth the dough around the tin evenly.
  5. Refrigerate the prepared shell whilst you prepare your filling.

Filling

  • 80 g almond meal (you can make this yourself in a good food processor!)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup Xylitol or ⅓ cup Nativa (or your preferred sweetener)
  • 350 g European style cottage cheese – room temperature (not the stuff in the tub! This one comes in a block. Brancourts makes a fabulous one available by the kg at Costco)
  • 650g  fresh ricotta
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 150 g punnet fresh blueberrie (or thawed frozen blueberries), plus extra to serve.

 

Method:

1. Put the almond meal for the filling on a tray and lightly roast it in the oven for about 5 mins.

3. Beat the eggs with half the xylitol/natvia until pale and frothy. Set aside.

4. Beat the cheeses and remaining xylitol/natvia until smooth.  Gradually beat in the egg mixture . Fold in the almond meal and blueberries. Spoon into the pastry base and bake in the oven for 1 hour.

5. Leave to cool to room temperature, remove from the tin and erve with extra blueberries and a sprinkling of cinnamon if desired.

Enjoy!!