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Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

These keto cranberry cheesecake bars are filled with cranberry sauce, orange zest, pecans, and more! They make for the perfect Fall dessert or mid-day snack.

Nothing screams Fall or Thanksgiving like a keto cheesecake loaded with the delicious fall flavors of cranberries, pecans, orange zest, and more! Honestly, what more can ask for? For it to be a special occasion and family hit? I’ll do you one better … It’s all that and more – it’s kid-friendly!

Turn up the holiday with a fully keto dessert spread with other desserts like Keto blueberry swirl cheesecake with a sugar cookie crust, Keto strawberry swirl cheesecake with an oreo crust, and Keto dark chocolate pumpkin cheesecake brownies.

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Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Tis’ the season to gather with friends and family, talk about what we are thankful for, … and eat dessert!

With Thanksgiving being around the corner and holiday dessert on the brain, you are going to want to print out this recipe out and keep it handy.

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars are the perfect dessert or tasty snack for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season! If you are unfamiliar with a “cheesecake bar,” it is everything you know and love about cheesecake, but in a smaller piece topped with delicious pecans.

… Did I mention this cheesecake is keto-friendly? Everyone can indulge without their blood sugar rising.

So, whether you’re looking for desserts to make for the holidays or just looking for a new dessert to try or make, grab the ingredients and bake with me!

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars Ingredients

For the crust:

Butter: 4 tablespoons of melted butter

Flour: ¾ cup of almond flour

Pecans: ½ cup of ground pecans

Monk Fruit: 2 tablespoons of Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit

For the cheesecake layer:

Cream cheese: 8 ounces of cream cheese

Eggs: 1 egg yolk

Monk Fruit: ⅓ cup of Lakanto Powdered Monk Fruit

Extract: 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Orange zest: 1 teaspoon of orange zest

For the cranberry layer:

Cranberry sauce: Check out my link to make my sugar free cranberry sauce here

Keto Cranberry Sauce FEATURE

For the Crumble layer:

Butter: 2 tablespoons of melted butter

Pecans: ¼ cup of ground pecans

Flour: ½ cup of almond flour

Monk Fruit: 1 tablespoon of Lakanto Powdered Monk Fruit

Important Notes:

For the ground pecans, simply pulsed pecan halves in the food processor until it was roughly ground up, not super fine. Make sure to not go so long that it makes pecan butter!

1 cup of pecan halves will be ground down to about ¾ cup of pecans, which is what you need for this recipe.

This recipe is perfect for leftover cranberry sauce!

How To Make Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

For the crust:

Preheat. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 

Lining: Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.

Combine. Combine the butter, almond flour, ground pecans, and low-carb sweetener in a small bowl, then press into the parchment-lined pan. 

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars crust layer

Bake: Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, until the edges just start to brown.

For the vanilla cheesecake layer:

Beat. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, low-carb sweetener, orange zest, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars cheesecake layer mixed

Spread. Spread the cheesecake layer evenly over the cooled crust.

For the cranberry layer:

Spread. Spread evenly over the cheesecake layer. 

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars cranberry sauce layer

For the pecan crumble:

Pulse. Pulse together the butter, almond flour, pecans, and low-carb sweetener in food until it resembles a crumb-like mixture.

Sprinkle. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the cranberry layer.

Bake. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the top is lightly browned.

Cool. Allow the cranberry cheesecake bars to completely cool before slicing.

Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars baked

Is Cranberry Keto Friendly

Yes, cranberries are in fact considered keto and can be enjoyed on a ketogenic diet in moderation.

Fun Fact about cranberries, they are actually 87% – 90% water and have very little carbs and a healthy amount of fiber; making for a great snack by themselves on keto too.

I looked up nutritional facts on cranberries to see how they compared to other berries for the keto diet.

comparing carb count in berries

It’s safe to say that you can eat cranberries in moderation just like the rest of the berry family!

Is it OK to Eat Cheesecake on Keto?

Yes, yes, yes! Cheesecake is THE quintessential keto dessert! If you are new to keto, get ready to fall in love with cheesecake – It’s creamy, sweet, and super easy to fit into a low-carb, low-sugar, and keto diet.

How To Store Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Storing keto cranberry cheesecake bars has never been easier! Grab your favorite air-tight container and place them inside. If you have layers, separate them with parchment paper and store them in the fridge. Your keto cheesecake bars will keep for 3 days.

Can You Freeze Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze these cheesecake bars! Simply, place in an airtight container, or wrap in aluminum foil and then place in an airtight container.

The freezer will keep these bars good for a couple of months. When you’re ready to enjoy again, simply move them to the fridge to thaw out before serving again!

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Keto Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Yield: 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These keto cranberry cheesecake bars are filled with cranberry sauce, orange zest, pecans, and more! They make for the perfect Fall dessert or mid-day snack.

Ingredients

For the Crust:

For the Cheesecake Layer:

For the Cranberry Layer:

For the Crumble Layer:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup ground pecans
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit

Instructions

For the Crust: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.
  3. Combine the butter, almond flour, ground pecans, and low carb sweetener in a small bowl, then press into the parchment-lined pan.
  4. Bake the crust for 10-12 minutes, until the edges just start to brown.
  5. Remove the crust from the oven and set it aside to cool.

For the Cheesecake Layer:

  1. Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, egg yolk, low carb sweetener, orange zest, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Spread the cheesecake layer evenly over the cooled crust.

For the Cranberry Layer:

  1. Spread evenly over the cheesecake layer.

For the Crumble Layer:

  1. Pulse together the butter, almond flour, pecans, and low-carb sweetener in a food processor until it resembles a crumb-like mixture.
  2. Sprinkle the crumbs evenly over the cranberry layer.
  3. Bake 18-20 minutes until the top is lightly browned.
  4. Allow the cranberry cheesecake bars to cool completely before slicing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 327Total Fat: 31gCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gProtein: 6g

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