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Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars

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These Keto Lemon Coconut Cheesecake jars are the perfect little sweet treat for a high fat diet! With only a few simple ingredients and steps you can whip these keto-friendly jars up in no time. Coconut and lemon is such a classic flavor combination, it’s so bright and fresh making it a nice detour from chocolate based dessert recipes.

Best of all, this real food treat is so versatile! Instead of lemon zest, you can try other flavors and add chocolate chips, orange zest, cinnamon, matcha or cacao powder. The perfect addition to your meal plan while following a lchf diet! These treats are small and low in calories so you can enjoy them even if you are trying to lose weight.

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Allergy information for Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars

✔  Gluten free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs5 grams
Protein7.2 grams
Fat26.1 grams
Calories270 kcal
Calories from carbs 7%, protein 10%, fat 83%
Total carbs7.2 gramsFiber2.2 gramsSugars3.7 gramsSaturated fat16.4 gramsSodium318 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium32 mg(8% RDA)Potassium179 mg(9% EMR)

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 8 oz cream cheese (227 g)
  • 1/4 cup powdered Swerve or Erythritol (40 g/ 1.4 oz)
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk or heavy whipping cream (45 ml)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (60 ml)
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tsp unsweetened coconut extract


  1. Make the crust by mixing together the ingredients in a small bowl.
    Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  2. Divide between 4 (120 ml/ 4 oz) jars and set aside. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  3. Make the filling by combining all ingredients in a medium bowl. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  4. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  5. Spoon into the jars and refrigerate 1 hour before serving. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars
  6. Top with additional toasted coconut and a slice of lemon before serving. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days. Keto Lemon Cheesecake Jars

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Lauren Lester
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Lauren Lester

Lauren is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author.

She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

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Comments (29)

Just ordered your book, can't wait to start making these recipes.

Thank you so much Margaret! If it's the new Keto Simple, I'm giving a bonus gift to everyone who pre-orders 😊 You can find more information here: Announcing my New Keto Simple Cookbook!

Using fresh lemon and sugar free whipped cream on top would make it even more yummy 😊

I agree! 😊

I think I've died and gone to cheesecake heaven! This is absolutely wonderful, not to mention so easy!!! Love how I can just put them in individual ramekins and enjoy them!!!!!

Thank you so much Andrea! There is a new recipe you may like 😊 Keto Strawberry Cheesecake Jars

I made this in 10 min, this is so good.

This recipe was absolutely delicious!!!! I just started the keto diet and have been quite disappointed with other recipes out there trying to make keto dessert sound delicious . I went out , bought all the stuff to bake and make many dessert recipes and have been sadly disappointed. I was this close to letting go of the idea of having a delicious dessert on the keto diet, until I came across your recipe! It’s amazing !! Thank you for sharing !!!
Jessica Ann

Thank you for your kind words, Jessica!

Random question. Where did you get these jars, they are the cutest!

Thank you Bobby! I have the same jars as Lauren and got them from Amazon (they are 4-oz tulip Weck jars) 😊

This recipe is so incredibly good whilst being so easy to make. For personal use, I only make the cheesecake part. But when I entertain I add the crust. Thank you!

Thank you! I do that too sometimes. It's just so easy and ready in less than 5 minutes 😊

Looks delicious. But I have one problem. The amount of protein. On keto we're meant to have between 3-6 grams of protein per meal. So this receope would constitute a whole meal & more. I am on high fat, LOW carb & moderate protein keto. Is this for another type? Thank you for your lovely layout on the blogs.

Hello Sandra, are you following the keto diet for therapeutic purposes (eg epilepsy)? If not, here's some good news - you can have a lot more protein than that 😊 In fact, you can have even 40 g of protein if you practice intermittent fasting. Otherwise 20-30 grams of protein per meal is ideal for most people. Here's how you can find your "ideal" protein intake on a ketogenic diet: KetoDiet Buddy - Easy Macro Calculator for the Ketogenic Diet

Mine are in the fridge at the moment, and yes I licked the spoon. Started Keto only a few weeks ago and have had my husband on my back for "not eating right". He is pre diabetic and has not eaten dessert in ages. This will be served after our evening meal, we will see if he changes his mind.
Your blog is wonderful, any ideas for a 14 year olds Keto B-day cake?

Thank you for your kind words, Emma! How about this cake? Keto Celebration Brownie Cake

Well all I can say is that I am SO all over this recipe.  You could also make a lime version too.  Brilliant!!! Cheesecake is my absolute favourite pudding (and I love Eton Mess too!!).  Thanks Martina! x

Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed!

Little pots of heaven. Absolutely gorgeous. So tangy, sweet, fresh hard to describe but just a lovely combination of flavors. Another winner.

Thank you Donna!

was wondering what brand or kind of unsweetened coconut extract do you use.thank you

This one is sugar-free (sweetened with glycerin): Amazon link

I always love recipes like this because of the serving size. It's easy to eat too much when it comes to large desserts. But, when you've just got a little container in front of you, portion control is so much easier.

I totally agree 😊 I use these small 4 oz jars fo most parfaits or desserts like panna cotta!

Exited to make this for dessert just last night. Easy recipe. BUT I raised an eyebrow at crust ingredient 1/4 tsp salt. I always follow recipe exactly FIRST and then make adjustments accordingly. The salt RUINED the crust. Unsweetened coconut is not cheap and I must travel 1 hour to get to a store where I can buy it. This recipe caused me to waste fully 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut. I’m very unhappy. Oh, I’ll make this recipe again, but I’ll NEVER ruin it by adding salt to the crust. Lesson learned.

I'm sorry to hear that, Rhonda. I suppose the salt is not for everyone. Ingredients like salt and sweeteners are always better used "to taste" as this depends on your palate. I hope the next batch comes out great!

Would it work to substitute coconut flour for almond flour?

I think it's best to use more shredded coconut - or use other ground nuts or seeds.