Holiday celebrations are a wonderful time for everyone. Note how we said everyone? That includes all the people in our lives who are watching their sugar! More often than not they dolefully stare at desserts while everyone digs in or take a small bite and pretend that it’s good enough. Now with this Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie they can also enjoy a delicious meal start to finish!
This Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie is made using a combination of Stevia and Orange Flavorall. Both of these are all natural products which will really appeal to all those trying to get away from sugar and artificial sweeteners! The crust is deliciously nutty and gluten free, but if you have a go to crust recipe then feel free to substitute it out! The cheesecake filling itself is creamy and has a subtle sweetness from the Orange Flavorall and a little bit of Orange Juice. Pile some of your favourite food on top and celebrate with each bite!
This Orange Stevia Cheesecake pairs so well with a little post dinner Espresso. Just thinking about it makes us hungry! Hope everyone has a happy and delicious Holiday season!
Stevia Orange Cheesecake Pie with a Gluten Free Crust
For the Crust:
1 1/4 cup finely ground almonds
1 1/4 cup finely ground walnuts or pecans
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tbsp. stevia powder
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk
8) 1/2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
For the Cheesecake Filling:
16 oz. cream cheese (2 blocks)
1 tbsp. stevia powder (used Greeniche brand)
5 tbsp. Orange flavorall (used Greeniche brand)
Zest of an orange
4 tbsp. orange juice
1/2 cup whipping cream
2 cups Raspberries (or other fruit you like!)
A little runny honey (optional)
1) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
2) Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate
3) Combine all the filling ingredients, mixture will be soft and crumbly.
4) Press into pan and bake at 325 with the edges covered with foil for 15 minutes, remove foil bake another 5-8 minutes or until the edges look moderately browned (not burnt!)
1) Whip cream cheese until smooth
2) Add orange zest, orange juice, 1 tbsp. of stevia, orange flavorall, mix well
3) Add whipping cream and beat well. Mixture will become fluffier.
4) Adjust sweetness with a little more flavorall if needed
5) Pour into cooled crust, let set for 4 hours, top with fruit and serve.
To make this into a cheesecake simply firmly press the crust down into a greased spring form pan. Bake for 12 minutes (watch the color carefully!) until golden brown. Once the crust cools pour in the cheesecake mixture, cool until firm (about 4 hours). Top with fruit and serve.
Sarah Mir is an enthusiastic eater, food blogger and mama to two girls living in Toronto, Ontario. Her blog is called Flour & Spice and is a great resource for bakers and cooks alike (or so she hopes!). She is also the Food & Family Editor at The South Asian Buzz.