5 from 2 votes
Salted Caramel Cashew Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

My amazing indulgent Salted Caramel Cashew Cheesecake has a cashew crust, salted caramel & roasted cashews. It is low carb, sugar/gluten/grain free & THM S.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew cheesecake, salted caramel cheesecake
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 254 kcal
Author: Taryn
Ingredients
Crust Ingredients:
Filling Ingredients:
Topping Ingredients (caramel sauce can be doubled):
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine crust ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a dough forms. Press it into the bottom of a springform pan (wrapped in 2-3 layers of foil if you are baking in a water bath) or pie plate. Bake for 10-20 minutes until the crust smells nutty and is golden brown (closer to 10 for a pie plate and closer to 20 for a 6 inch springform pan).
  3. Meanwhile, combine the filling ingredients in the food processor (no need to wash it first). Process until smooth. Pour into the baked crust. If using a water bath put the pan in a larger pan and pour one to two inches of boiling water into the outside pan. Bake for 45-60 minutes until the center no longer jiggles.Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. While the cheesecake is cooling you can make the caramel. Combine first three ingredients and cook over medium low heat until bubbly, slightly thickened, and lightly browned. Remove from the heat and add the salt and extract. Stir in the cashews. Set aside. Dump the caramel cashews on top of the cooked cheesecake. If you doubled the caramel sauce save some to drizzle on right before serving (if it thickens you can reheat it for a few seconds in the saucepan or the microwave).
  5. Cool cheesecake completely before serving.
Recipe Notes

Notes on Sweeteners: 

I use my own blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. This is twice as sweet as sugar. It is comparable to Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet and Truvia.


To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.
 
To sub in Pyure or Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet use half the amount of sweetener called for.
 
Substitutions will work in most recipes. They may not work in candies, such as caramel.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Cashew Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 226mg 9%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 11%
Calcium 5.5%
Iron 7.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.