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with Christmas approaching fast

you may find these suggestions helpful

Orange and Gingerbread Cheesecake : Low Carb

The crispy gingerbread crust cradles a luscious orange-vanilla filling

that doesn’t require baking.

Ingredients

Makes 16 servings

5g net carbs per serving
Gingerbread crust
2 cups / 230g / 8oz almond flour
110 g / 4 oz butter, melted
¼ cup /1¾ oz / 60 ml / 55 g erythritol
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
Orange filling
900 g / 2 lbs cream cheese
1 cup / 240 ml heavy (double) whipping cream
¾ cup / 5½ oz / 180 ml / 160 g erythritol
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 orange, the zest
Garnish
1 orange, peeled and cut into smaller pieces (optional)
2 tbsp pomegranates (optional)
1 tbsp fresh mint (optional)

Instructions

Recommended special equipment
Springform pan, 9″ (23 cm)
A handheld or stand mixer
No-bake cheesecake
You can save time by not baking the crust. Simply pour the filling into the unbaked crust, and put it in the refrigerator straight away. The crust will not be as crunchy, but will have a consistency more like cookie dough.

Fruit Cake A Low Carb Alternative

Could be just right for Christmas

Ingredients

5.4g per serving
170g Cranberries (dried)
½ cup Rum/brandy/gin
½ cup chopped Nuts (walnuts, Brazil)
1½ cups Almond meal
1 tbsp Natvia (or sweetener of your choice)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Mixed spice
½ tsp Baking soda
¼ cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1 tbsp Almond essence
4 Eggs
4 tbsp rum (extra)
Icing
½ cup Mascarpone cheese
1 tbsp Rum or brandy

Instructions


Clementine Almond Cake

Low Carb, Flourless, Gluten Free

This is a lovely everyday cake – spongy, not-too-sweet, and just a touch bitter in the absolute most perfect way possible – as it contains no flour, it is also a lovely gluten-free cake recipe. Why not make one for the coming holiday season!

Ingredients

Serves 10

4 clementine’s (about 13 oz.)
6 large eggs
1/2 cup erythritol + 1/2 cup granulated Splenda OR 1 cup Swerve sweetener
2 1/4 cups of ground almond meal (or 9oz of almonds finely ground)
2 teaspoons pure almond extract
1/2 teaspoon (kosher) salt
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

more details can be seen here

Need help with weight/measurement conversion – see here

You can see more low carb recipe ideas on these Tuesday Trio posts here

You will find a variety of articles and recipe ideas within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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