Thursday, February 9, 2012

Foodie Friday: Low Carb Cheesecake with Butter Pecan Crust

Welcome to the February 10th Foodie Friday!
My Valentine is on a diet, and he's craving desserts. I bought a low-carb cheesecake, but it was crustless. Graham crackers are loaded with carbs, but crushed nuts make a stellar substitute. Butter is allowed on my valentine's diet, so I added a rich, pecan crust. 

It took minutes to assemble, which is vital for exhausted cooks.

Low-Carb Cheesecake with Butter Pecan Crust
1 low carb cheesecake (grocery store)
1 stick butter, melted
crushed pecans
artificial sweetener to taste
tiny pinch of salt
Land o' Lakes sugar free whipped cream

I whipped out my trust iPhone *after* I made the crust.

Invert the cake, bottom up, onto a waxed paper-lined plate. Grab a bowl and mix the nuts, butter, artificial sweetener, and tiny bit of salt. Pat the mixture onto the bottom and sides of the cake. Place plate in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Remove and invert cake onto a serving plate.
Garnish with sugar free whipped cream and berries.

This cake is also perfect for anyone who is watching their sugar intake.

If this dessert was a person, it wouldn't ask,
"Honey, do I look fat in this outfit?"
This is a just-right-for-any-occasion dessert.
There are many variations--you can use almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, or a combination.
If you're tired of berries, drizzle sugar free chocolate over the cake.
It's hard to beat this fast, simple dessert for Valentine's Day or any day.

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  1. I have some quick & easy recipes in celebration of the Season of Chocolate! Kahlua Truffles and Red Velvet Mini Parfaits~ using leftover Red Velvet Cupcakes! Your Butter Pecan Crusted Cheesecake looks delicious~ I'm afraid I'm too guilt ridden this week to worry about carbs :)

  2. Yummy! I love cheesecake, I love the taste of butter pecan ice cream, this has to be a win-win dessert. xo

  3. Hey Dear Michael,

    A guilt-free cheesecake and so fabulous looking! Beautiful!

    My submission is super easy to throw together and satisfies a sweet tooth. Chocolate and peanut butter combination is one of my favorites.

    Appreciate you hosting FF each week!

  4. Hey Michael! Thanks for hosting, I am linking up two equally easy and delicious recipes. The first is my Valentine Cupcakes which have colored hearts baked into the center, and the second is my Caramel brownies using boxed brownie mix, enjoy!

  5. This looks soooo good and it looks like it's far from low-carb. You've decorated it beautifully!

  6. I love the way you dressed up thsi cheesecake, is now a work of art and still low calorie.

    I have a fun little give away sponsered by Bertolli Frozen Soups in my post and I included my favorite Butternut Squash Soup recipe in my post.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day next week!

  7. I love the way you dressed up thsi cheesecake, is now a work of art and still low calorie.

    I have a fun little give away sponsered by Bertolli Frozen Soups in my post and I included my favorite Butternut Squash Soup recipe in my post.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day next week!

  8. Your desert is to die for! All my favorite! Thanks for visiting..

  9. That looks decadent!
    I am sharing sugar cookie cups, very easy, and a Black Tie Valentine Table. Wear your tiara! :)

  10. Wow, that is perfection on a plate!! Thank you so much for hosting! :)

  11. Oh my! That looks and sounds better than a piece of Jamocha Pie I have waiting in the fridge. I was going to join with my soup I have been making for many years and always good, but this time it came out a bit sweet and don't know why, so guess I will pass.
    Enjoy your evening.

  12. Beautiful, good for you, and delicious???? That would make it perfect! Great idea Michael.

  13. Your photos are beautiful as always. What a great idea to bling up that cheesecake. Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday!

  14. Great idea, to make your Cheesecake a very special treat. I am sharing the Classic Hershey's "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cake. WARNING: The calories have not been removed from this recipe and it is delicious! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week end!
    Miz Helen

  15. I love how you guild a store-bought cheesecake to make it your pretty & looks perfectly delicious!!

  16. Your cheesecake looks delicious. I don't feel the least bit guilty about making store-bought my own.

    Today I take you to The Dock at Crayton Cove in beautiful Naples, Florida where we enjoyed a delicious seafood lunch with a tropical twist. The story of the Dock is an insiders look into an old Naples dining experience.

    Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. I know it's a big commitment and we all greatly appreciate your doing this for us. You're the best!

  17. Low carb cheesecake!!? AHHHleluja Yummm, I havent had a piece since WW said it uses a weeks worth of extra points! :( lol The crust looks great! (Wish we had Publix)I love your recipes! Happy Hearts, Sunny109

  18. Thanks for hosting! Happy Friday!

  19. Hi Michael,
    Your cheese cake is absolutely delicious and a guilt free treat for all!
    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday! I am sharing two very easy and healthy recipes -Mint garlic chicken with lime pepper corn salad and rosemary garlic shrimp! Hope everyone enjoy it!
    Wish you a very happy Valentine's Day!

  20. I love the sound of that wonderful nutty crust - delicious! I'm all for guilt-free desserts, that is for sure! I've linked up my Banana Oatmeal Raisin muffins, which are a wonderful sweet treat, but pretty good for you too. Thank you for hosting, and have a lovely Valentine's Day.

  21. Thank you for the party! I linked up a couple of dessert recipes that are perfect for v-day! But not nearly and guilt-free :)

  22. I guess I'll never understand lo carb desserts. .. how can anything that looks so good be good for a diet. Remarkable!

  23. Awesome idea! You are rockin' it! I'd LOVE for you to stop over and link up this post today in my Happy Friday Valentine link up or any other food post. All linked up today will get a pin on Pinterest and I"ll make sure to follow! Hope you come play along!


  24. I'm low carbin' too! I'll have to try this cheesecake!

    Today I’m linking up my Grilled Smashed Potatoes and 2-ingredient Pumpkin Cake.

    Drop by Fusion Fridays at each Friday and link up your goodies! {Open thru Wednesday}

    Thanks so much for hosting!

  25. That a great idea to use nuts for the crust! I'll bet it tasted delicious.

    I brought some Chai Spiced Love Knots to Foodie Friday ♥

  26. Your desserts always look like you could eat them right off the screen.

  27. Hi Michael, thanks for hosting another Foodie Friday!

    I'm sharing a Chocolate Spiced Venison Stew served over Creamed Quinoa. If you're not a venison fan, then this can be made with any type of sausage.

    Have a great weekend!

  28. Thanks for hosting dear! Gorgeous cake. Hope you will give my recipe a try...

  29. I love how you gussy up store-bought items & add your own touch of love, ML! This would be a decent substitute for the diabetics in my family who watch their carbs...and for those of us who SHOULD! ~blush~

    Thank you for doing FF again & again each week. I do SO appreciate it & have made MANY of the items shown.


  30. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Most of all thanks for hosting each and every Friday.

  31. Hello! This is my first time linking up to your party. I posted my "Conversation Heart" Cherry Pies. Your blog is fantastic and the pictures are amazing! Thanks for hosting and sharing!

  32. That cheesecake looks perfect. We are low carbers too!! Happy Valentine's Day!
    Miss Bloomers