These keto & low carb pumpkin cheesecake jars have a creamy pumpkin pie cheesecake filling & a delicious coconut almond flour crust. Served in mini mason jars, these crowd-friendly, no-bake desserts are only 5 carbs! 

Keto Cheesecake Jars, The Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert!

Mini desserts aren’t only cute, they’re so convenient! Thanksgiving is the perfect day to pull out the delicious mini desserts, and you know what’s better than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin cheesecake! My mini pumpkin cheesecakes come in their own mason jar, are perfectly portioned, keto-friendly, and no-bake!

These low carb treats have the perfect pumpkin pie cheesecake filling, and a crumbly, to-die-for crust. Topped with a dollop of keto whipped cream topping, I told you this was the perfect dessert! Whether your guests are on the keto diet or not, I promise, no one will know the difference!

keto pumpkin cheesecake in a small mason jar topped with whipped cream

If You Need More Reasons to Love These Mini Cheesecakes…

  • No-Bake! These mini keto cheesecakes have a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake filling, a coconut/almond flour crust, and a whipped cream topping. No need to worry about the filling setting or baking properly. Since they are no-bake, they will turn out perfectly every time!
  • Prep Ahead! You can make these mini keto pumpkin cheesecakes ahead of time to cut down on day-before and day-of cooking. They’re good in the fridge for up to 1 week, or better yet, these freeze perfectly and are good for up to 6 months in the freezer!
  • Individually Portioned! No stressing about slicing the cheesecake and serving everyone. Just bring out your tray of mason-jar-filled pumpkin cheesecakes and everyone can help themselves!
  • Can Be Served With The Lid On! I know Thanksgiving looks different these days, with precautions taken to keep everyone safe and healthy. For maximum safety, you can set these jars out with the lid on, so each one is contained in its own jar. Or, make a bunch and drop them off at your family and friends’ and neighbors’ homes to enjoy at their smaller Thanksgiving gatherings!
  • Leftovers Can Easily Be Taken Home! Have a bunch of desserts leftover? Send everyone home with their own jar to enjoy the next day! These mini mason jars make the perfect pinch jars for spices, so tie a little note recommending a second use for the jar! The gift that keeps on giving!

how to steps to making pumpkin cheesecake filling and almond coconut crust

How to Make Cheesecake Crust & Filling Keto-Friendly

Almond Flour Crust

To keep this gluten-free and keto friendly, the crust is almond flour and coconut crust (which I also use and love on this chocolate tart!). You can serve this crust raw, but I highly recommend giving it a quick bake. The flavors of roasted almond and coconut are so much more delicious when they are baked. (See recipe notes if you need the crust to be nut-free).

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

The filling is cream cheese + pumpkin puree that you blend together with powdered monk fruit sweetener, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Then, gently fold in homemade keto whipped cream. This will keep the cheesecakes really light, fluffy, and airy. After firming in the fridge overnight, these low-carb pumpkin cheesecake jars are irresistible! I love topping them with more whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.

Tips, Tricks, & Substitutions

Mason Jars: My favorite mason jars to use are these Kerr half pint mason jars. They’re cheapest at Walmart or Target if you’re able to find them in stock in store. There are enough jars to make 12 mini pumpkin cheesecakes. You can also use Ball 4-ounce mason jars,  using these will make 24 smaller cheesecakes. Both of these mason jars are freezer-friendly!

Cream Cheese: Bring the full-fat cream cheese to room temperature before making the cheesecake filling. This ensures it’s soft enough to blend!

Blending The Sweetener: Blending the monk fruit sweetener in a high speed blender to make a powder. This will give you the smoothest cheesecake filling and whipped cream. This is an optional step, but I highly recommend it for the best results. If you don’t have a high speed blender, you can skip this step. Be sure to beat the sugar in the pumpkin cream cheese mixture in step 3 for a few more minutes to get as smooth as possible. Otherwise it may be a bit gritty.

low carb mini pumpkin cheesecakes in a mason jar with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice

Almond Flour Substitution: I’ve never tried it, but have heard tiger nut flour is a great almond free nut flour. You would use the same amount. Or, if you don’t need this to be keto friendly, you could crush up your favorite gluten free cookie like gingersnaps or gluten-free graham crackers. You will need 2 cups of crumbs all together, with 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons monk fruit (or another granulated sweetener of choice).

Coconut Oil Substitution: You can use melted grass-fed butter or ghee in place of coconut oil when making the crust. Same quantities.

Topping With Whipped Cream in Advance: You can top these with the whipped cream as soon as they are firm, add the lids again, and refrigerate. The whipped cream will also get firm. This is a good option if taking to a cookout or dinner party and you aren’t able to make the whipped cream right before serving.

FAQs

Can I use this Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe to make a full-size Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake? Yes! Use a 9″ springform pan. I recommend lining the bottom and sides to prevent any sticking. You will still bake the crust at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.

Can I use canned pumpkin pie filling instead of pumpkin puree? Unfortunately, if you want to keep these mini cheesecakes keto, you’ll have to use pumpkin puree and follow the recipe as I have it. Pumpkin pie filling has added sugar that adds a ton of carbs. If you’re not worried about keeping it keto, you can use canned pumpkin pie filling and omit the additional spices, sugar, and vanilla.

Can I make these mini pumpkin cheesecake jars dairy free? I haven’t tried this, but there are so many brands that make dairy free alternatives to the ingredients I used in this recipe. Silk makes Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream, and Kite Hill makes dairy free Cream Cheese. Use the same quantities for these substitutions. And if you try this, let me know how it turns out in the comments!

Watch The Recipe Demo Video For These Cheesecakes

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Keto No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

These keto & low carb pumpkin cheesecake jars have a creamy pumpkin pie cheesecake filling & a delicious coconut almond flour crust. Served in mini mason jars, these crowd-friendly, no-bake desserts are only 5 carbs! 
5 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 293

Ingredients
 
 

Crust

  • 1-1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted and room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

  • 3/4 cup monk fruit sweetener
  • 1 cup organic heavy cream cold
  • 2 8-ounce blocks organic full-fat cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Whipped Cream Topping

  • 1 cup organic heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener or more to taste
  • splash of vanilla
  • pinch of kosher salt

Instructions
 

Make The Crust: 

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with 12 half pint mason jars (or 24 4-ounce mason jars).
  • In your food processor, pulse together the almond flour, unsweetened shredded coconut, melted coconut oil, monk fruit and kosher salt until it looks like wet sand and sticks together when you pinch with your fingers.
  • Divide the crust evenly among all the mason jars. The half pint mason jars will get about 1.5 tablespoons of crust each. Gently press to make an even layer. It doesn't need to be perfect, these are fine to be rustic since you'll be eating the cheesecake right out of the jar.
  • Bake the crust in the mason jars for 15-20 minutes until lightly golden brown. Cool completely. (If you want these to be truly no bake, you don't need to bake the crust. You can eat it raw. It's much tastier baked though!)

Make The Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling: 

  • In your high speed blender, add the monk fruit. Blend over high speed for 45-60 seconds until you've made powdered monk fruit. (Optional, but recommended for best results)
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the heavy cream over medium high speed until stiff peaks form, about 2-3 minutes. Set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese over medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl and add in the pumpkin puree. Beat again over medium speed until combined and smooth and there are no lumps. Add in the powdered monk fruit, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Beat over low speed until fully combined.
  • Add the whipped cream into the pumpkin cream cheese mixture, and gently fold in the whipped cream by hand with a spatula, trying not to deflate any of the air in the whipped cream. This will keep the cheesecakes light and fluffy.
  • Divide the pumpkin cheesecake mixture between the cooled mason jars. Will fill them about 2/3 full.
  • Refrigerate until completely cold and firmed up, at least 12 hours. Can keep in the fridge for up to 2 days, or freeze for up to 6 months. (If freezing, thaw overnight in the fridge before serving)

Make The Whipped Cream Topping: 

  • In your high speed blender, add the monk fruit. Blend over high speed for 45-60 seconds until you've made powdered monk fruit. (Optional, but recommended for best results)
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the heavy cream over medium high speed until medium peaks form, about 1-2 minutes minutes.
  • Add in the powdered monk fruit, vanilla and kosher salt. Continue beating until stiff peaks form, another 1-2 minutes.

Serving:

  • Top the chilled pumpkin cheesecakes with whipped cream just before serving.
  • Serve cold.
  • Leftovers will keep in an airtight container refrigerated for at least 5 days, or frozen for at least 6 months.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Sweetener: Monk fruit is my favorite keto sweetener to use. You could also use swerve/splenda. I don't like the aftertaste of splenda so never use it. If you don't need this to be keto friendly, you could use any granulated sweetener! Coconut sugar, maple sugar, even regular powdered sugar. Same quantities, or more to taste if you like it sweeter. If using coconut or maple sugar, you can do the same hack of blending it in your high speed blender to make a powder! I would not recommend a liquid sweetener like honey or maple syrup. The cheesecake won't firm up as well and be too "wet".
Blending The Sweetener: Blending the monk fruit in a high speed blender will give you the smoothest cheesecake filling and whipped cream. This is an optional step, but I highly recommend it for the best results. If you don't have a high speed blender, you can skip this step. Be sure to beat the sugar in the pumpkin cream cheese mixture in step 3 for a few more minutes to get as smooth as possible. Otherwise it may be a bit gritty.
Almond Flour Substitution: I've never tried it, but have heard tigernut flour is a great almond free nut flour. You would use the same amount. Or, if you don't need this to be keto friendly, you could crush up your favorite gluten free cookie like gingersnaps or gluten free graham crackers. You will need 2 cups of crumbs all together, with 3 tablespoons coconut oil and 2 tablespoons monk fruit (or other granulated sweetener of choice).
Coconut Oil Substitution: You can use melted grass fed butter or ghee in place of coconut oil when making the crust. Same quantities.
Mason Jars: My favorite mason jar to use is these Kerr half pint mason jars. They're cheapest at Walmart or Target. Using these will make 12 cheesecakes. You can also use Ball 4-ounce mason jars. They're also cheapest at Walmart or Target. Using these will make 24 cheesecakes. Both of these mason jars are freezer friendly!
Full Size Cheesecake: You can also use this to make a full size cheesecake! Use a 9" springform pan. I recommend lining the bottom and sides to prevent any sticking. You will still bake the crust at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.
Topping With Whipped Cream in Advance: You can top these with the whipped cream as soon as they are firm, add the lids again, and refrigerate. The whipped cream will also get firm. This is a good option if taking to a cookout or dinner party and you aren't able to make the whipped cream right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 293Total Carbs: 6.7gProtein: 4.5gFat: 25.2gFiber: 1.3gNet Carbs: 5g

Nutrition facts are calculated as a courtesy and not guaranteed.

Author: Natalie Gruendl from www.tasteslovely.com
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