Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sugar Free Sunday--Cheesecake!

Welcome to the second installment of my new feature, Sugar Free Sunday!

Thanks to Chaya of Chaya's Comfy Cook for linking her delicious-looking "I Can't Believe It's Not Ice Cream" recipe. This creamy, dreamy, 100% fruit-based dessert is on my list to try this week!

If you're a regular reader, you may have already seen my recipe for cheese blintzes that I posted earlier this week. I made the slightly-sweet filling sugar-free by using Splenda instead of sugar. My recipe made way too much filling for the number of blintzes I was filling, and since it was comprised mainly of cream cheese, eggs, and sweetener, I decided to use the leftover filling to attempt a crust-less sugar free cheesecake.

Basic Cheese Filling
  • 2 8-oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 1 15 oz container ricotta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 c sugar (I used Splenda)

I had about 2/3 of this left, to which I added additional Splenda to taste, about another 1/2 cup.

Pour into a greased pie plate, and bake at about 325 for 30 minutes or so, or until it's set and slightly browned.

The cheesecake/pie will puff up during baking, then settle as it cools.

I ate mine with blueberries and sugar-free whipped topping...

...and then added a huge strawberry next time.
I loved this cheesecake, but it's not a typical rich and creamy cheesecake. The ricotta cheese gives it a different taste and texture, but it's still light and just slightly sweet, but just right with the addition of the berries and whipped topping. I'm going to keep experimenting with some different combinations, but for now, this was a real treat in my sugar-free world!

This post is linked to:

Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace

Please feel free to link your sugar-free recipes and product reviews, I'd love to hear from you this week!

Until next time, good cooking, and good eating!


  1. Somehow, I had missed that you're going Sugar Free! I would be woefully remiss if I did not share this blog:

    Not mine, but it has the BEST sugar-free ice cream I've ever had-- in multiple varieties! And almost everything there is gluten-free, too!


  2. I think the idea of Sugar Free Sunday is terrific. We all, at least, should cut down on our sugar and this is an incentive to take the first step. Thanks for hosting this.

    If you make a badge, I will put it on my blogs.

  3. This looks great! My husband loves cheesecake and I'm always on the lookout for an easy recipe.

    I've got an award for you over at my blog (today's post). No pressure to accept - I think your blog is great and just wanted to let you know!

  4. Come join me for the inaugural edition of What's On the Menu Wednesday. I'd love for you to link up with Mister Linky. Thanks.

  5. That looks, super yum! Thanks for sharing...and thanks for commenting on our butter making! It was yummy, too...and most importantly, we had a good time! :)

  6. This is a cool round-up! :) I'm sugar-free too---but it has to be natural sweeteners for me! :) I'm excited though about this and will definitely have to round up a recipe for you from my blog for this coming sugar-free Sunday! :) I also blog gluten-free, dairy-free, and mostly soy-free and red meat free. :) I hope you like my blog too...It's all about being frugally happily and richly--frugally! :) This includes eating sugar-free (and my other above mentioned "frees") so I try hard to save money with my purchases and things that I make for food and around my house. I also let you know when I find a good coupon or freebie or a new, cheaper and (usually natural) way to do something--like make your own deodorant! :) Anyways, I hope you enjoy! :)