Category Archives: Desserts & Jams

Almond Coffee Cake (keto)

This is now a Christmas morning favorite in my home. It’s based on ruled.me’s Ultimate Keto Coffee Cake, although his version is maple-flavored. I wanted an almond-flavored coffee cake, so I swapped in my “keto almond paste” for his maple syrup, and used almond extract instead of vanilla, plus Swerve Confectioner Sweetener instead of pure erythritol. Note—Allow 2 Read more

Easy Apple Galette

Easy Apple Galette

1 puff pastry sheet, thawed
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, VERY thinly sliced
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch, sea salt
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter, cold and diced
1 teaspoon sugar, Sugar in the raw, for sprinkling on crust (optional)
—GLAZE
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon calvados (or water)

Preheat oven to 400°F.

Unfold the

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Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. After breakfast, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses

Here’s a quick, easy Thanksgiving desert that will keep you in keto-land and still deliver a rich dessert. Note—be sure to allow enough time for the mousses to chill. I’ve included vegan substitutes for dairy items.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousses
Serves 4 // 306 calories, 10 net carbs (add 50 calories per 1 tablespoon of whipped cream)

    10 ounces organic Neufchatel … Read more

    Caramel Sauce (keto)

    Excellent over low-carb ice creams, cheesecakes, and custards.

    Caramel Sauce (keto)
    8 servings // 104 calories, 1.42 net carbs

    1/4 cup butter
    3 tablespoons Swerve brown sugar substitute
    3 tablespoons Swerve granulated sweetener
    1/4 teaspoon LorAnn Oils caramel flavor
    1/2 cup heavy cream
    1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
    1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
    2 tablespoons water

    For Salted Caramel Sauce:

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    Hot Fudge Sauce (keto)

    Fudge sauce is great over low-carb cheesecakes, ice creams, and custards.

    Hot Fudge Sauce
    8 servings // 154 calories, 1.23 net carbs

    1 cup organic whipping cream
    1/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
    2-1/2 ounces Scharffen Berger unsweetened 99% cacao baking chocolate, shaved
    1/2 teaspoon Nielson-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract

    In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together whipping cream … Read more