Cheesecake/ Gluten Free/ Vegetarian

Rhubarb and Ginger Cheesecake

rhubarb-cheesecake

This cheesecake recipe combines rhubarb and ginger.  A great gluten free cheesecake for dessert which is also low carb.

I just love cheesecake and this is a nice basic one with a rhubarb and ginger topping.   The heat of the ginger and the tartness of the ginger goes very well with the creaminess of the cheesecake mixture.   The base is low carb and is made out of ground almonds.   This did not last long in the fridge at all!  I use a sugar subsitute, but feel free to use the one of your choice.

I keep this low carb by using ground almonds and butter instead of crushed biscuits.  It is a nice base and the chief taster moaned that there was not enough of it (no pleasing some people at times).   For the cheesecake mixture, I simply emptied a few tubs, mixed it together and voila!  A very creamy mixture that was delicious.  Easy to make, easier to eat!

INGREDIENTS

BASE

1  1.2 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup melted butter

1 – 2 tspns agave syrup

2 tspns ground ginger

TOPPING

2 – 3 large sticks rhubarb, finely chopped

2 cms grated fresh ginger

1 tspn agave

1/4 cup erthyritol/coconut sugar

FILLING

2 tubs cream cheese

1 tub ricotta

1 juice and rind lemon

1 small tub creme fraiche

1/4 cup erthyritol/coconut sugar

1 tspn vanilla essence

METHOD

  • Mix all the base together until blended well.   Press down in a springform cake tin base and put in refrigerator.
  • Put all the topping ingredients in a pan and gently heat until the rhubard is cooked through.  Cool and put aside.
  • Put all the filling ingredients in a bowl and mix well until blended and smooth.
  • Spoon the filling on top of the base and smooth evenly.
  • Place the rhubard topping over the cheesecake and chill in the refrigerator for at least and hour.
  • Eat and enjoy!

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    mumonthefarm
    January 7, 2013 at 12:49 am

    Agave is not low carb…at all. To make this low carb you would need to make it entirely with sugar substitutes. Otherwise it is a great recipe, and I’ll try it today!

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      January 8, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      ah! My bad…I sometimes switch between low carb and a healthier alternative..! I will amend and thanks! Hope you enjoy!

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    libby anderson
    July 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

    have you used coconut sugar for cooking? am wondering if it’s a good alternative for diabetics.

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      July 25, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      I do use it occasionally but not too sure about whether it is suitable for diabetics?

  • Reply
    Sue
    July 9, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    This looks scrummy! can’t wait to try it. Might try and make small individual ones. Thanks for all your lovely recipes

    • Reply
      Divalicious
      July 10, 2012 at 10:39 pm

      So glad you like them! If there is anything you would like me to create/try out for you, let me know and I’ll get back to the kitchen! x

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