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
- 8 oz. organic cream cheese, softened
- 4 cups fresh strawberries, divided
- 2 cups organic heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp. Swerve (or more to taste)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 Tbsp. gelatin
- 5 Tbsp. boiling water
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 350 ºF.
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 into crust and 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