Dessert is no longer "pie in the sky". I intend to show you that comfort foods can contribute to your low carb lifestyle. Here, I am introducing yet another fabulous low carb dessert... Strawberry Lemon Pie.
This recipe is loosely based off of another high-carb recipe from my "Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cookbook". I have changed it enough that I don't really need to site a source. The reason I mention it here is to encourage more of you to experiment with converting standard sugar based recipes into delicious low carb recipes. If you are creative and determined, then you can do it.
The entire pie's crumb crust has about 12 net carbs. The pie crust recipe can be found by clicking here. Counting the crust, the entire recipe has 60 net carbs.
8 servings @ 7.5 net carbs per serving.
9 or 10 inch Crumb Crust in Pie Pan....12 net carbs
1/2 package (4 oz.) Cream Cheese (softened)....4 net carbs
1 T. equiv. to sugar*
2 t. lemon zest (grated lemon peal)....0 net carbs
1 T. lemon juice (about half a lemon)....1.4 net carbs
1 c. heavy whipping cream (liquid)....6.6 net carbs
1 pint strawberries....20 net carbs
2 cups Hood Calorie Countdown dairy beverage**....6 net carbs
2 pkgs (4-serving size) instant sugar free LEMON pudding....10 net carbs
- Put cream cheese, sweetener*, lemon zest, lemon juice in mixing bowl. Mix until smooth, preferably using a whisk attachment. Add heavy whipping cream. Beat on high until mixture thickens into a creamy, yummy fluff. Spread mixture into bottom of pie crust.
- Trim green tops off of strawberries and slice in half. Press strawberries into cream cheese layer.
- Pour 2 cups of Hood Calorie Countdown** into mixing bowl. Add pudding mixes. Beat for one minute. Spoon over strawberry layer in crust.
- Refrigerate 4 hours to set.
**If you do not have hood, you can substitute 1 cup of cream and 1 cup of water but add an additional 6.6 net carbs to the entire recipe which amounts to about 0.8 net carbs per serving. If you prefer, you could also substitute 2 cups of whole milk but this adds 22 net carbs to the entire recipe which amounts to about 3 net carbs per serving.