Keto caramel cream pie

Keto caramel cream pie, a hedonistic creation with no guilt

Keto caramel cream pie is one of those creations that you simply must not make too often. Why is that, you might ask. Well, the carbs are very low. Of course, we took care of it on a very serious level. However, our Keto caramel cream pie tastes unbelievably seductive and it can trick you into overeating. Furthermore, it could steal the place of the main course. You might end up eating a couple of slices of this pie instead of lunch and dinner. Unfortunately, this is not something that can give you a health-boosting result on the Keto Mediterranean diet.

Naturally, if you are a foodie, you know what I am talking about. Those recipes sit on the edge of the guilt zone even though they are low in carbs. Simply, they taste a bit too good for a Keto dessert! However, if you make it on a special day, invite friends to share this groundbreaking hedonistic experience, things get so much better.

Keto caramel pie with a salty-sweet twist

We already wrote about the seductive powers of salted caramel. When you think about caramel, you realise that Keto and caramel are oxymorons. For heaven’s sake, it’s burnt sugar! 😮 😮 😮 How can you include something so “evil” and forbidden as sugar? Of course, you will not use real sugar or caramel. You need to remember, other Keto ingredients can be caramelised because they contain small amounts of naturally occurring sugars. Furthermore, there are sugar-free natural caramel aromas. For example, the Monk fruit with caramel aroma we used in this recipe is so powerful. I used 20 drops for the cream filling to bring the flavour to a heavenly level.

Cream cheese from the Mediterranean kitchen – Labneh

Have you heard of Labneh (also known as Labne)? We decided to use it as the main ingredient for our Keto caramel cream pie. Labneh is light, thick, and creamy cheese that originates in the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean zone. Traditionally, it is always made of goat yoghurt and salt. Not long ago, we published a recipe for homemade cream cheese. Naturally, you can replace it with Galotyri, sour cream or Mascarpone if you don’t have the time to make it at home. However, Labneh possesses an extra lightness and softness in the flavour. By straining Greek yoghurt for at least 24 hours, you get Labneh. Simply said, Greek yoghurt is strained, Labne is extra strained.

What if the crust tasted like white chocolate?

Is this too much? How can it be too much for such a creation? 😉 Joke aside, your Keto caramel cream pie will taste mysteriously pleasant with the addition of cacao butter in the crust. Of course, if you don’t have cacao butter, you can just use regular butter. However, cacao butter will make it ten times better. So, invest some time, get all the ingredients and prepare this pie when you want to celebrate something with friends or family. Or, why not – when you want to celebrate your own passion for baking on the Ketogenic diet. After all, what is life if you just train restriction? Sometimes, you have to have a special time when you are allowed to be a hedonist. When we say that, we mean a hedonist with extremely low carbohydrates. This is more than possible if you check out all our recipes! 😉

Before we give you the recipe, here are some ingredients and alternatives for our Keto caramel cream pie. If you dont have them at home, you can purchase them online. . Also, cherck ther notes below the recipe for alternatives that you might already have at home.

Keto caramel cream pie

Recipe by Roberta KapsalisCourse: Desserts
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 40g (1,5 oz) coconut flour

  • 50g (1,7 oz) finely ground blanched nuts of your choice (we used hazelnuts)

  • 40g (1,5 oz) shredded coconut

  • 1 tsp powdered monk fruit extract*

  • 100ml warm water

  • 40ml (1,5 fl oz) lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 50g melted butter

  • 30g cacao butter

  • 1 tbs vanilla extract

  • Cream
  • 400g (14 oz) Labneh or goat cream cheese*

  • 6 large eggs

  • 20 drops liquid monk fruit with caramel flavouring*

Directions

  • Mix coconut flour, ground nuts and shredded coconut in a mixing bowl. Add sea salt and powdered sweetener.
  • Melt butter and cacao butter in a saucepan over low heat. Slowly pour it into the dry ingredients. Add lemon juice and warm water. Using a spoon or your hands, mix the ingredients for the crust until they are nicely unified.
  • Grease a 30 cm (11 inches) pie pan with some butter or coconut oil and transfer the crust mixture in it. Tap with your fingers to spread all over the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Using a whisk, mix eggs, Labneh (or cream cheese) caramel flavoured monk fruit drops (or classic monk fruit with the addition of caramel flavouring). Pour this mixture into the crust you created earlier.
  • Place the pie in the oven preheated to 150ºC (300ºF) and bake for 25-30 minutes. Watch how the top of the pie is turning golden and don’t allow it to crack. if it starts cracking, reduce the heat.
  • Let the pie cool a bit and serve it warm. Keep it at room temperature and consume within 2 days.

Notes

  • Instead of Labneh, you can use the same amount of any type of cream cheese. Mascarpone would be great. A thick sour cream can also be used.
  • You can use stevia extract, but pure monk fruit tastes like honey and gives such a beautiful flavour. Also, it’s the healthiest sweetener you can use
  • If you cannot find shredded coconut, use more of the ground nuts. Ideally, you will use macadamia or blanched hazelnuts.
  • If you don’t have cacao butter, use the same amount of coconut oil.

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