Sunday, 31 March 2013

Blackberry Cheesecake with Almond Coconut Crust


  
I've been having this craving for a tasty and "light" blackberry cheesecake with an almond flavour.
This resulted in an experiment with a cheese cake recipe: I replaced the all purpose flour with almond and coconut flour,  and half of the cream cheese with low fat greek yogurt.
The result is both delicious and a bit "lighter" than the original recipe. This altered blackberry cheesecake of mine contains more vegetable fat from almonds and coconut, and less  saturated fat from dairy produts.


You need the following ingredients (for 2 small pies):

Pie crust:
1 oz (30 g) almond meal (you can turn a handful of almonds to almond flour with a coffee grinder)
1 oz (30 g) fine coconut flakes
4 teaspoons soft butter / margarine
2 teaspoons stevia / sugar
1-2 tablespoons thick yogurt (I used Greek yogurt with 2% fat)

Filling:
2,5 oz (75 g) cream cheese (I used a natural cream cheese with 12 % fat)
2,5 oz (75 g) thick yogurt
1,5 teaspoon vanilla
2,5 teaspoons stevia / sugar (sweeten after you own taste)
1 egg
grated lime zest from a half lime

3,5 oz (100 g) blackberries

Instructions:
1. Grind a handful of almonds with a coffee grinder to almond flour.
2. Mix the pie crust ingredients together. Press the crust gently against the bottom and the sides of the well greased pie pans.
3. Filling: Mix the ingredients together, check the sweetness, adapting it to your personal taste.
4. Pour the filling over the pie crust.
5. Pour the blackberries over the filling.
6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 180C / 350F degrees.




 
Let the cheesecake cool down before serving  it.
 
The almond coconut crust, together with the blackberries, gives the cake
a delicious and rich taste,
so you can serve it as it is.
 
If you wish to spice it a bit up,
try serving it with blackberry coulis and a coupe of vanilla ice cream.
 
PS. The blackberry cheesecake tastes very good the day after as well!
 
 
I'm linking to
 
From Dream to Reality - D.I.Y. Dreamer
 
 

37 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! I use only almond flour and flax seeds for my dishes. Thanks for the recipe.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, using flax seeds sounds inspiring - I use them to granola / muesli in the mornings ... I'll try to use them in the next crust I make :)

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  2. This looks so good! Might have to try it this summer. Hope you don't mind that I'm pinning it!

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    1. Thanks Yolanda, Just go ahead and Pin ... You got me scared with your April post ~ I've just found you & Peanut Butter and Jelky, and the I read Keep Calm ans Say Goodbye ... And in the end I smile :)

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  3. It looks delicious Nina! The almond and coconut base would be extra nice.

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    1. Thank you Karen! The crust gives an extra nice taste :) I'm impressed by the plane your son has built ~ A great joy for all of you to witness the first flight!

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  4. This sounds and looks divine! I hope you and yours had a very Blessed Easter!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! This Easter has been an oasis of rest, smiles and sun shine :)

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  5. Delightful...it looks and sounds YUMMY!...:)JP

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    1. Thanks! My sweet tooth has has a lovely Easter :)

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  6. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. This looks delicious!! Now following you via GFC.

    Jackie @ The Non-Martha Momma

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    1. Hi Jacquelyn! Your creative use of vanilla will be taken in use next time I vacuum - such a good tip, I need to share it via Pinterest!

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  7. Hi Nina,
    Thank you for visiting me today. :)
    This looks like an amazing dish. I will have to try it.

    Jesus is risen! He is risen indeed!!
    <><

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    1. Hi, I hope you enjoy the cheesecake - all berries will go fine with the filling :)

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  8. Nina this looks ultra lush! I love cheesecake, and the crust recipe you're using sounds divine and so much different than my typical ho-hum graham go-to. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Marvelous Mondays.

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    1. Hi Jelli, I popped by your blog, and found the scrumptious apple cheese cake - the graham crust sounds good, will try it next time :)

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    1. I wish I could sen pr you a piece ... But there's only a few crumbs left ... ;-)

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  10. YUM! Almond/Coconut crust...sounds divine :)

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    1. There's just something about almonds ... :)

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  11. Nina, the cheese cake looks so delicious!!! I hope you had a nice Easter time.
    Hug's
    Verena

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    1. Than you Verana! Your Easter banners with bunnies and eggs are cute & creative ~ they look so sweet hanging on the doors :)

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  12. yumm -- no flour -- will be trying this one for sure.. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Hugs

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    1. It's fun experiencing alternative flours :)

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  13. Hi Kristeen, I hope you like it :) I popped by and saw your Creative License Friday lizard - such a creative editing you've made, looks like you're holding it for real!

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  14. Your cheesecake looks delicious, baked cheesecakes aren't too common in Ireland

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    1. Thank you Enie - I have tried to make both - the fresh cheesecake, with a biscuit crum crust, tastes very good too.

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  15. Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Monday at CallMePMc.com

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    1. Thank you for hosting Marvelous Mondays!

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  16. Your cheesecake looks amazing. I love the color of the blackberries in the cheesecake.

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    1. Thank you Dawn, I like it too, also the co,or of black currants ... Shades of violet and dark Lila.

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  17. This cheesecake looks amazing, I can't wait to try it..........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you for hosting, Kathy!

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  18. This looks so amazing! I absolutely adore blackberries. :)

    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week!

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  19. Mmmmm...blackberries...cheesecake...almonds. So many good things all in one place. Thanks for this delicious recipe!
    Kelly

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  20. yum....does this look delicious! I'm going to print it out now!

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  21. Nina, this looks fabulous & the flavors sound so complimenting! Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #6!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com

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