It’s blueberry season! So naturally, it’s time to create a Blueberry Cheesecake that is sugar-free and gluten-free.
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I had 5 marvelous pounds of those beautiful berries of deliciousness sitting in my refrigerator waiting for me to use them in something delicious. Who am I kidding? My 4 boys can devour 5 pounds of blueberries in one sitting. My blueberries weren’t really waiting. It’s more like I was guarding the blueberries (much to the chagrin of my boys) so I could use some of them before they disappeared!
If you know me, you know some of my favorite recipes are cheesecakes. They’re so creamy, delicious, and easy to make sugar-free and gluten-free. At one point, I even joked with a friend that we ought to create a new fad diet called the cheesecake diet. Pretty good idea, right? I’m kidding, I’m kidding (well, sorta).
To Crust or Not to Crust?
I decided to skip a crust in this particular recipe. It’s so full of flavor it really doesn’t need one. But if you wanted a crust on your cheesecake you can certainly add a nut crust like the one I use for my New York Style Cheesecake.
If you decide you’d like a crust, be sure to pre-bake the crust and let it cool to room temperature prior to filling it with your cheesecake filling.
If you are looking for a tasty, healthy way to use up some extra blueberries, this recipe if for you!
Easy Refrigerator Blueberry Cheesecake (Sugar-Free and Gluten-Free)
For the Filling:
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 Tablespoon high quality gelatin
- 12 ounces cream cheese
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 3/4 cup powdered xylitol
- 1/4 teaspoon pure stevia extract
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
For the Topping:
- Begin by powdering your xylitol. I use my magic bullet, it's super easy to do in this. If you don't powder your xylitol you may end up with gritty cheesecake, and that's no good!
- Next, warm up your water on either the stove top or in the microwave and pour your gelatin in. Let it set while you complete the next step.
- Place the cream cheese, heavy cream, lime juice, xylitol, stevia, and blueberries in your food processor. Finish by placing the gelatin from step 2 in the food processor.
- Whiz it all around in the food processor until it's well combined.
- Pour into a 9 inch pie plate and refrigerate several hours (preferably over night) until it is set up.
- Meanwhile, prepare your lime whipped cream. Beat the cream, lime juice, xylitol, and stevia on high until stiff peaks form.
- Top the cheesecake with lime whipped cream and blueberries. Enjoy! 🙂
I make real whipped cream and save a few extra blueberries to put on top of my cheesecake.
And what of my boys? Well, they decided mom confiscating blueberries wasn’t so bad after all if the end result is this cheesecake. Let me know if you try the cheesecake and how it turns out for you!