Low Carb Peanut Butter Cheesecake/Chocolate Ganache

Peanut Butter CheesecakeOK, I know the name of this is super long and when I tweet the recipe I won’t have many characters left.  Though the name is long the recipe is very easy.  In fact I think any cheesecake can be an elegant and easy dessert assuming you plan ahead as cheesecake get better the longer you keep it in the refrigerator.  Trust me they don’t last long.

B-52Long ago my husband’s favorite drink was a B-52 which is made with Kahlúa, Baileys Irish Cream & Gran Marnier.  The drink is made in a pony or shot glass using a cherry or the back of a spoon to “layer” each liqueur, heaviest first etc.  When done properly they are a pretty visual.  I digress, but one day I decided to make a B-52 cheesecake for him and it turned out looking like a color-muted version of the drink…and good?…Oh yea. The idea is to show you that you can make just about any flavor cheesecake you can conger up.  You will need the larger crust recipe from Pie Crusts For Most Any Pie/Two Sizes

 As I am a Type II diabetic, all recipes on this website are low carb and diabetic friendly.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake/Chocolate Ganache
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Filling
  1. 16 Oz Cream Cheese
  2. ¾ C Peanut Butter
  3. ¾ C Just Like Sugar or 18 Drops EZ-Sweetz Liquid Sucralose
  4. ¼ C Heavy Cream
  5. 3 Eggs
  6. 1 T Vanilla
Ganache
  1. ½ C Heavy Cream
  2. ½ C Sugar Free Chocolate Chips
Directions For Filling
  1. Follow directions for crust.
  2. Beat cream cheese, peanut butter, vanilla, and sweetener until smooth.
  3. Add eggs 1 at time and blend on low only until mixed.
  4. Add heavy cream and just blend.
  5. The idea is to have as few air bubbles as possible.
  6. Fill baked crust.
  7. Bake 10 minutes at 350°, turn down heat to 325° and bake 30-35 minutes longer or until just barely set in center. Place on counter & cool completely.
Ganache
  1. Heat Cream to boil, remove from heat, add chocolate chips and stir until chips are completely melted.
  2. Cool just slightly, spread ganache over top of cheesecake, and refrigerate*.
  3. 16 Servings
  4. 465 Calories, 12.0g Protein, 10.1g Carbs, 3.8g Fiber, 6.3g Net Carbs
  5. 12 Servings
  6. 620 Calories, 16.0g Protein, 13.4g Carbs, 5.0g Fiber 8.4g Net Carbs
Notes
  1. *Refrigerate at least 8 hours and preferable overnight.
  2. Most any really good tasty dessert has lots of calories but in case you can't tell from my recipes I do not count calories and...I do not eat dessert every day...I can't. With all the other fat in my diet I am most often too full.
  3. If you get to the point you are sick of this stuff (you won't) it freezes well.
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