Summer is on it’s way, and I find now, more than ever, I get the hankering for lemony and fresh-fruit inspired desserts… Having an allergy to most grain makes that difficult. Thankfully, I can still have dairy, so I whipped this delectable treat up! It’s super easy and you make it a day ahead to allow it time to set up! Woohoo!!
You will need a standard 10 inch size spring-form pan.
As for ingredients, here’s what you will need:
1 (10.5 oz) Jar Trader Joe’s Lemon Curd
1/2 C. Ground Macadamia Nuts (Do this in your food processor)
1/2 C. Ground Pecans (Again, do this in your food processor)
1 C. Almond Flour
1/2 C. Coconut Sugar (or white sugar)2 Tblsp. Melted Butter
3/4 tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt
1 tsp. Vanilla Bean Powder (or 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract)
1 T. Lemon Zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all crust ingredients together, then push into the bottom of your spring-form pan evenly. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. When cool, spread a generous layer on lemon curd onto your crust.
24 oz. Cream Cheese
20 oz. Tru-Whip Whipped Topping (This is a natural version of cool whip – yay!) – Slightly thaw for 10 minutes before using
1 C. Granulated Sugar
1 C. Arrowroot Powder
3/4 C. Non-fat Dry Milk Powder (Check for nasty additives! I buy organic.)
1 tsp. Pink Himalayan Salt
1 t. Vanilla Bean Powder (or 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract)
1 C. Lemon Juice (Freshly Squeezed Lends the best flavor!)
1 T. Lemon Zest
In a stand mixer, beat your cream cheese until creamed, then add your mostly frozen tru-whip and beat until fluffy (takes about 2 minutes). Add sugar, arrowroot, dry milk powder, salt, vanilla bean powder, lemon juice, & lemon zest and beat on medium-high to high speed for 3 minutes.
Pour your mixture into spring form pan and smooth out with spatula. Cover and place in fridge for a minimum of four hours, then top with any remaining lemon curd and swirl gently into top of whipped cheesecake. Just before serving, top with washed & fresh berries (I used raspberries & strawberries), lemon zest, & whipped cream if desired.
I usually let mine set overnight for best results. It does take a little time to really thicken up!