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Lemon Meringue Diabetic and Keto Parfait because everyone loves Parfait.

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There are four layers to this yummy parfait. A layer of crumb, lemon cheesecake mousse, fresh raspberries and meringue and if you don’t need your parfait to be diabetic or keto just exchange the xylitol for sugar.

You Will Need

1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 oz (60grams) of butter
3/4 Cup of Xylitol which you will use in two lots
1 Cup of whipped Cream
1 Cup of Spreadable Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon of Gelatine Powder
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
2 Punnets of fresh Raspberries
2 Egg Whites
4 glasses
1 small tray
Baking paper
Kitchen Torch
Hand Whisker

To Make Layer 1

Put in a bowl
1/2 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of almond meal
2 oz of butter

Rub together until it resembles lumpy breadcrumbs. Line a 7inch by 11inch tray with baking paper and spread the crumb mixture out over the tray. Bake in the oven at 180c (350F) for ten minutes or until lightly browned. You will need to watch this as it can burn quickly and without warning (a bit like some relationships) When browned put two heaped dessertspoons of crumb into the bottom of each glass

To Make Layer 2

Place a layer of fresh raspberries in each glass

To Make Layer 3

1. Put 1 cup of Whipped Cream into a mixing bowl. Add the 1 Cup of Spreadable Cream Cheese and whisk until combined.
2. Add 1/4 cup of the Xylitol and whisk until combined.
3. Melt 1 Teaspoon of Gelatine Powder in 1 Tablespoon of boiling water and stir until combined.
4.Add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice to the gelatine.
5. Pour the gelatine mixture into the Cream Cheese Mixture whilst whisking and whisk until combined and thick and creamy.

Place three heaped dessertspoons of this mousse mixture over the raspberries (use a little more or less as you need)

To Make Layer 4

Seperate two eggs. (Put the yolks away to make an omelette). Whisk the egg whites until they form firm peaks adding the 1/2 cup of Xylitol bit by bit. Pipe or spoon this on top of the parfaits. Use a kitchen torch to cook the meringue until lightly browned or if your dishes are suitable pop briefly under a grill.

Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over the parfait and pop in the fridge to set.

To Die For Keto/Diabetic Lemon Cheesecake

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As soon as I was diagnosed with diabetes I made it my mission to create a fridge set cheesecake that tasted as good as any cheesecake ever. This recipe is the result of many tries and tastings.

If you’re not diabetic or keto just change the artificial sweetener for real sugar.

I tried so many different sugar alternatives for this cake (ohh the trauma of tasting cheesecakes after cheesecakes in striving for perfection). Stevia leaves a nasty after taste and I have ended using Xylitol which you can source from health food shops. I get it at The Source Bulkfood Shops . It has no aftertaste, isn’t too sweet and creates a soft creamy cake.

So here is the recipe:

You will need:

1/2 cup of almond meal
1/2 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
250 grams of spreadable cream cheese
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of whipped cream
1 teaspoon of lemon essence
1/2 cup of xylitol
3 teaspoons of gelatine
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of lemon juice
baking paper
20cm cake tin

To Make the Base

In a bowl put

1/2 cup of Almond Meal
1/2 cup of Desiccated Coconut
1/2 cup of melted Coconut Oil

Mix all ingredients well and press into the base of a baking paper lined, 20cm cake tin. I make sure to use one with removable bottom or sides.

Pop the base in the fridge to set while you make the filling.

Note: These amounts create a lovely thin base, if you want a thicker base double all ingredients.

The Filling

Using a stick whisk or mixer whisk together until well combined

250 gram of Spreadable Cream Cheese
1 cup of Sour Cream
1 teaspoon of Lemon Essence
1/2 cup of Xylitol

In a mug melt 3 teaspoons of gelatine in 1/4 cup of boiling water.

Stir well until the gelatine is dissolved

Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice to the gelatine mixture and stir.

Pour this slowly into the cream cheese mixture whilst whisking.
Make sure the gelatine is well combined and then add

1 cup of whipped cream and whisk again until well combined

Pour the filling on top of the base and pop in the fridge for a few hours to set.