Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe – No Bake No Fuss!

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with whipped cream

This low carb pumpkin cheesecake dessert recipe is so fast and easy that I often whip it up on the spur of the moment. You can even make it without the crust and spoon into dessert dishes for only 2 net carbs per serving! The ultimate pumpkin spice comfort food!

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Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake

As a working mom I am always looking for ways to save time. This no bake Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe was probably the fastest and easiest keto dessert recipe that I’ve ever made. No baking required!

This past weekend we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving and over the years I’ve tried various low carb keto thanksgiving dessert recipes with mixed results.

My favorite low carb keto cheesecake recipe was just too much work this year with all the commitments I had so when a friend mentioned she was making a no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe this year, a lightbulb went off in my head!

I looked at the no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe on 12Tomatoes and I knew that I could Ketofy it. I’m sure that’s not a word, but anyways, this was pretty easy to do!

How Many Carbs in Pumpkin?

There’s no doubt about it, pumpkin has carbs from naturally occurring sugars. 

1 cup of pumpkin (which is what we are using here) has 12 carbs and 3 grams of fiber, for 7 net carbs. Don’t forget this is divided into 10 servings, so less than 1 carb per serving comes from a very healthy source.

Read this great article about the health benefits of pumpkin.

What is the best crust for this low carb pumpkin cheesecake dessert?

It’s going to be yummy no matter what option you choose!

I’m going to give you two crust options for the cheesecake. The nut crust is delicious, it’s a raw cashew nut crust that I used to make during my raw food days (now there’s a weird twist to my life!).

The nut crust is a perfect low carb keto pie crust that is also gluten free.

Then you will see an almond flour crust recipe that is faster and lower in carbs.

NOTE:  Scroll down to get the Printable Recipe Carb for the Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Low Carb Cashew Nut Pie Crust Recipe

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews (important that they are unsalted and unroasted)
  • NOTE: Cashews are carby but this is a treat right! Feel free to use your preferred nuts!
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated erythritol (I like the So Nourished brand)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients except coconut oil in a food processor with ‘S’ blade and process until the nuts are ground pretty fine. Add the coconut oil only 1 tbsp at a time and pulse until a kind of dough ball is formed. Depending on fat content of nuts, you might not need all the coconut oil, or you might need a little more.

Press cashew mixture into a bottom of 9 inch pie plate. Set aside in the fridge.

Note: Macadamia nuts are excellent in this recipe. But super spendy!

You can also tweak this recipe according to your likes, for example you can use a mix of cashew nuts and almond meal or unsweetened coconut flakes.

Alternative Lower Carb Almond Flour Crust

I use this basic crust for many desserts and it’s fast and easy and much lower in carbs and calories  than a nut crust.

In a bowl, mix together 1 cup almond flour, 2 tbsp butter and 1 tsp cinnamon. Press into a glass pie plate and set aside.

Pie crust for Keto Pumpkin Pie

Note#2:  If you are doing nut free keto then just skip the crust!  That lowers the carbs and calories even further and this is still a very satisfying, yummy Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake all on it’s own.

If you would like to try a baked crustless pumpkin pie, then check out this Low Carb Crustless Pumpkin Pie.

No Bake Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Ingredients

So Nourished Erythritol Sweetener Granular (1 lb / 16 oz) - Perfect for Diabetics and Low Carb Dieters - No Calorie Sweetener, Non-GMO, Natural Sugar SubstituteSo Nourished Erythritol Sweetener Granular (1 lb / 16 oz) – Perfect for Diabetics and Low Carb Dieters – No Calorie Sweetener, Non-GMO, Natural Sugar SubstituteSo Nourished Erythritol Sweetener Granular (1 lb / 16 oz) - Perfect for Diabetics and Low Carb Dieters - No Calorie Sweetener, Non-GMO, Natural Sugar Substitute

    • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree
    • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped (Measure out 1 cup of cream, then whip it and use that)
    • 1/3 cup So Nourished Erythritol Sweetener
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

Using a handmixer, mix all ingredients except for whipped cream until mixture is smooth. Gently mix in the whipped cream.

Spread the pumpkin/cream cheese mixture into the pie plate and let set in the fridge for a few hours.

Optional: Garnish with whipped cream.

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Filling

Carb Count:  1/10th of the pie with the cashew crust will amount to 9 net carbs. With the almond flour crust, the keto pumpkin cheesecake will be 6 net carbs.

And with no crust, this dessert will be only 3 net carbs.

Printable Recipe Carb for Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake :

Yield: 10

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews (important that they are unsalted and unroasted like the ones shown here!)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon granulated erythritol (I like the So Nourished brand)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling:

  • 1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped. (Measure out 1 cup of cream, then whip it and use that)
  • 1/3 cup Granular Erythritol Sweetener
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

Crust Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except coconut oil in a food processor with 'S' blade and process until the nuts are ground pretty fine.
  2. Add the coconut oil only 1 tbsp at a time and pulse until a kind of dough ball is formed. Depending on fat content of nuts, you might not need all the coconut oil, or you might need a little more.
  3. Press cashew mixture into a bottom of 9 inch pie plate.
  4. Set aside in the fridge.

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Filling Instructions:


  1. Using a handmixer, mix all ingredients except for whipped cream until mixture is smooth. Gently mix in the whipped cream.
  2. Spread the pumpkin/cream cheese mixture into the pie plate and let set in the fridge for a few hours.
  3. Optional: Garnish with whipped cream
I hope you give this low carb keto Thanksgiving dessert recipe a try! I would even make this anytime, maybe without the crust just as an occasional treat.

The low carb keto pumpkin cheesecake just by itself would be only 3 net carbs.

For another great no bake pumpkin dessert recipe, try this pumpkin cream mousse recipe!

Pin this low carb keto pumpkin cheesecake recipe so you have it on hand when you’re craving something delicious!

Low carb keto pumpkin cheesecake recipe

No bake low carb keto pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe
No bake low carb keto pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe
No bake low carb keto pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe
No bake low carb keto pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe
No bake low carb keto pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe
Low Carb Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe

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23 thoughts on “Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe – No Bake No Fuss!”

  1. I love the flavor but the filling did not set for me. I’m at a high elevation so I don’t know if that was issue. Any ideas?

    1. I am so sorry, I have never heard of that happening before! I just want to make sure that you whipped the cream until stiff? And you used the firm brick cream cheese? Those 2 things alone should be enough to firm this up in the fridge. I have no experience with higher elevation cooking since I live along the coast. Maybe another reader might be able to chime in and help. So sorry!

    1. It is heavy whipping cream. Measure out the liquid cream (1 cup) and whip it and that is what you use in the filling. Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Yes, it is 1 cup whipping cream, whipped. Which means, measure out 1 cup of cream and whip that to whatever volume it makes.
      Thanks for trying out my recipe! I love this one!

    1. I have no idea, I read over the post 3 times and could not find a reference to whipped erythritol. I am wondering if maybe some words ran together on mobile view or something. I have just now inserted a printable recipe card for this recipe because I’ve been meaning to do it for a long time! I hope that helps!

    1. It’s best to add the oil a bit at a time, pulsing while you go until the dough forms a ball. Some nuts are going to have more fat than others already and it will also depend on how finely the nuts are ground. I will also make a note of that in the recipe.

      1. Try adding some more ground nuts or even a bit of almond flour if you think it’s too moist. Even if you feel like it’s too much oil, don’t forget that putting this in the fridge will cause the crust to harden.

    1. I’ve never used confectioner’s sugar, but the erythritol is supposed to measure just like sugar so I would start with using what the recipe suggests (1/3 c). You can taste the filling and if it’s not sweet enough just add more.

  2. Hello there,

    I am simply in love with this recipe. What I like most of it, it’s because it can be cooked fast. The one thing that I don’t have these days is time.

    Thanks a lot

    Cheers,

    Laura

    1. Hmmm, I have not actually tried it so I would hate to say yes for sure. My feeling is that it would be ok because I have certainly frozen cheesecake before, just not this one.

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