These cheesecakes are delicious with the light flakey low-carb crust and sweet bright berry toppings, but both the crust and berries are completely optional. Whip up a batch of these for your next potluck and watch them fly off the dessert table, nobody will suspect they are low carb!
Preheat oven to 375* F
In a food processor with a circular blade, pulse all ingredients until crumbly in texture. Alternatively, mix in a bowl with a fork or pastry blender.
Press together until dough sticks together. Divide into 10 equal pieces with a rounded teaspoon.
Prepare muffin pan by using 10 parchment paper liners, and spraying with cooking spray.
Press each portion of dough into one muffin liner so that the entire bottom is covered, about 1/4 inch thick. Partially pre-bake crust before filling for 10 minutes and allow to cool to room temperature (about 30 min) before filling.
With a hand mixer, in a stand mixer, or in a food processor beat cream cheese until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the sour cream, butter, monkfruit, and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Then add in the egg and beat again, scraping down the sides of the bowl to make sure the egg is thoroughly mixed in and there are no lumps.
Portion the cheesecake mixture into prepared crust. If not using the optional crust, spray muffin liners and fill the liners directly. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes, the cheesecakes will look slightly undercooked but will continue to set up when chilled.
Cool on a cooling rack until room temperature, then chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably over night.
In a small saucepan, combine strawberries, lemon juice, and sweetener. Heat over medium heat until simmering, then reduce heat to medium-low.
Use a potato masher or fork to smash the strawberries and simmer for 10 minutes until slightly reduced and slightly thick. Strawberry sauce will continue to thicken as it sets up.
Allow to cool to room temperature, and then spoon over the chilled mini cheesecakes.
Recipe by Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness. Visit us at healthomeandhappiness.com