August 04 2019

Keto Strawberry Cream Pie

By Editorial Team
16 Comments

Dessert can be a final course—or it can be a true finale. This show-stopping pie definitely fits the latter category. Imagine setting this on the table in front of family and guests. Who do you think would be able to resist the colorful, creamy treat? We thought so.

A little fluffier than cheesecake, the lighter filling is a great complement to a dense but sweet crust that will leave graham crackers in the dust. But the best thing? It’s low-carb, Primal and even keto-friendly.

Servings: 10 medium slices

Time In the Kitchen: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Chill Time: 4 hours

Ingredients:

Crust:

Filling:

  • 8 oz. organic cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 cups organic heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp. granular Swerve (or more to taste)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. gelatin
  • 5 Tbsp. boiling water

Instructions:

For crust, blend almond flour, Collagen Fuel, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Add butter and mix well.

Scrape the batter into a 9-inch springform pan. Smooth the crust mixture over the bottom and up the sides with your fingers or a rubber spatula.

*Note: if crust doesn’t come together, add a little more melted butter.

Place the pie on a cookie sheet (to keep the bottom from burning), and bake for 15 minutes at 350ºF.

For pie filling, add boiling water to gelatin and whisk (by hand/hand mixer or in a standing mixer) until completely dissolved. Add cream cheese to gelatin and whip for about two minutes. (If using a standing mixer, scrape out cream cheese mixture into a side bowl.)

Whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form. Then add vanilla and whip until stiff peaks form. Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipping cream and whip until just combined.

Mash half of the berries, and chop the other half.

Add the mashed berries to the whipped cream/cream cheese mixture. Using an immersion blender or mixer, blend until creamy with no lumps remaining. Add Swerve to taste.

Pour most of the pink cream mixture into the crust. Add sliced berries to the top layer, then add the rest of the cream mixture. Chill for four hours.

Nutritional Information (per medium slice, 1/10th of pie):

  • Calories: 453
  • Net Carbs: 8.7 grams
  • Total Carbs: 13 grams
  • Fat: 42 grams
  • Protein: 10 grams
TAGS:  Keto Recipes

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  1. The instructions say to mash half the berries and chop the other half. Then blend the mashes berries into the cream cheese mixture. What do we do the the chopped berries?

  2. Hi Mark,
    I’m seeing a lot more keto desserts and treats here. While these obviously do have a place I know I can’t be the only one who would like to see more of a focus on nutrient dense foods that help keep me in the right path. I can find recipes for keto treats anywhere. How about some recipes that help me incorporate the often neglected but important foods into my diet (ie. offal or chicken feet) to balance this out! That is the type of content that brought me here in the first place!

    1. Thank you this is exactly what I wanted to say. For a lot of people, content like this just makes them crave unhealthy things. I had to cut out all sweetened foods including stevia and monk fruit because anything unnaturally sweet makes me addicted and looking for the next fix. One dessert recipe occasionally is fine but I agree that they have been posted far too frequently here lately.

      1. You make a very good point and I agree. I think you’re looking for the Kraft- Heinz recipe blog though. Isn’t that where healthy eating starts?

    2. I agree with you. I have also noticed that keto treats seem to be making more of a regular appearance. I’d like to see more main course recipes and less desserts as well.

    3. To those saying Mark shouldn’t post treat recipes: I like bringing treats like this to events to impress non-paleo people and show them treats can be made with natural ingredients, no chemical fats, no processed flours, and very little sugar.

  3. I just attempted to pin this recipe on pinterest but was blocked from doing so. The pop-up labeled ‘Suspicious Link’ read as follows, “We’ve blocked this source because it may be spam or other inappropriate content.” This has occurred when I’ve tried to pin from other health related websites as well. Unfortunately, anything not immediately in line with what the mainstream wants us to see/hear is becoming harder to find and share.

  4. For me, artificial sweeteners ruin everything they touch. I made a similar recipe for my newly-keto daughter, and had to throw out the dessert leftovers PLUS the bag of Swerve I had bought specially for the recipe. Next time, I’ll make the dessert without any sweetener (there’s fruit in there, after all), and finish with the barest drizzle of honey. My keto tastebuds will know it’s there. My ketone levels will not.

    1. I made this with zero sweetener. The strawberries really do add enough sweetness! Even for my non-paleo, non-keto guests who tried it!

  5. As asked, but not seen an answer…
    What do we do with the half chopped berries?

    1. the chopped strawberries go on top as a garnish, like in the picture

      1. huh. I hope Mark answers. I mixed ALL the strawberries in, mashed and chopped. May be why my pie did not completely set up properly…but it tasted amazing.

  6. This tastes AMAZING! However, there was no way my crust was coming together with 2 TBSP butter. I needed 5 TBSP before it worked.
    Also (but here it may be an issue on my end), my pie did not set up properly. Once we sliced it, it just started oozing all over the pan. Still tasted yummy, of course! (So, I don’t know if it needs more gelatin?) I also don’t own a stand mixer (don’t do serious baking since going paleo 15 yrs ago!) so perhaps my whipped cream was not stiff enough.